After quite a few years of disappointment and failing to meet expectations, the Detroit Lions may be heading into a new era with Dan Campbell at the helm as head coach.
The Lions finished last season with a winning record of 9-8 and came very close to clinching a playoff spot in the NFC, as they won their last two games of the regular season.
Detroit has been putting together a solid football team during the offseason to capitalize on the franchise’s recent upswing.
Now they’ve brought back a familiar face in the form of wide receiver Marvin Jones.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the team has signed Jones to a one-year deal.
Veteran WR Marvin Jones Jr headed back to the #Lions, where he played from 2016-20. Source says it’s a one-year deal with a $3 million base value with incentives that can push it to $5 million. https://t.co/jeiQsVFIPV
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 29, 2023
Jones played the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and put up some decent numbers catching passes from quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Although Jones’ stats took a hit last season as he only started 10 games of the 16 he played for Jacksonville, the veteran wideout hauled in 46 receptions for 529 yards and three touchdowns.
Now that Jones is back in Detroit, Pro Bowl quarterback Jared Goff will have another weapon downfield at his disposal.
Goff had his best year in Detroit last season, throwing for 4,438 yards, 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions, which earned him Pro Bowl honors for the third time in his NFL career.
Much like Jacksonville, the Lions are making some noise and could be a threat in the NFC next season, especially in the NFC North, which is set to see Aaron Rodgers join the New York Jets in the near future.NEXT: Former Eagles Safety Signs With The Lions