Detroit Lions Roster 2020 Detroit Lions Roster

5-11, 4th NFC North

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6:00 pm GMT , 1/3

The 2019 season was a wash once Matthew Stafford went down and the offseason was a questionable one heading into a year where they could have improved and competed while the division was in a limbo. Detroit decided to trade Darius Slay with a pedestrian return and then took the best cornerback in the draft. They also drafted D’Andre Swift as they might not view Kerryon Johnson as the guy anymore, especially with his injury issues. Most of the offense returns with Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones as the primary weapons in the offense. T.J. Hockenson will try and get going after an injury-riddled rookie season.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford M. Stafford
9
80
#16 QB 6'3" 232 32 2/7/88 12 2009 1 1 Georgia
QB
Chase Daniel
Chase Daniel C. Daniel
4
67
#45 QB 6'0" 225 34 10/7/86 12 2009 Missouri
QB
David Blough
David Blough D. Blough
10
67
#45 QB 6'0" 205 25 7/31/95 0 2019 Purdue
RB
Kerryon Johnson
Kerryon Johnson K. Johnson
33
78
#38 RB 5'11" 213 23 6/30/97 3 2018 2 43 Auburn
RB
Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson A. Peterson
28
76
#46 RB 6'1" 217 35 3/21/85 13 2007 1 7 Oklahoma
RB
D'Andre Swift
D'Andre Swift D. Swift
32
75
#55 RB 5'8" 212 22 1/14/99 0 2020 2 35 Georgia
WR
Kenny Golladay
Kenny Golladay K. Golladay
19
87
#19 WR 6'4" 218 27 11/3/93 4 2017 3 96 Northern Illinois
WR
Marvin Jones
Marvin Jones M. Jones
11
84
#29 WR 6'2" 200 30 3/12/90 9 2012 5 166 California
WR
Danny Amendola
Danny Amendola D. Amendola
80
80
#48 WR 5'10" 186 35 11/2/85 12 2008 Texas Tech
WR
Mohamed Sanu
Mohamed Sanu M. Sanu
12
79
#53 WR 6'1" 211 31 8/22/89 9 2012 3 83 Rutgers
WR
Quintez Cephus
Quintez Cephus Q. Cephus
87
67
#137 WR 6'1" 202 22 4/1/98 0 2020 5 166 Wisconsin
WR
Jamal Agnew
Jamal Agnew J. Agnew
39
67
#137 WR 5'10" 194 25 4/3/95 4 2017 5 165 San Diego
TE
T.J. Hockenson
T.J. Hockenson T. Hockenson
88
85
#9 TE 6'5" 251 23 7/3/97 2 2019 1 8 Iowa
TE
Jesse James
Jesse James J. James
83
74
#44 TE 6'7" 261 26 6/4/94 6 2015 5 160 Penn State
TE
Hunter Bryant
Hunter Bryant H. Bryant
86
67
#84 TE 6'2" 248 22 8/20/98 0 2020 Washington
C
Frank Ragnow
Frank Ragnow F. Ragnow
77
88
#3 C 6'5" 312 24 5/17/96 3 2018 1 20 Arkansas
OG
Joe Dahl
Joe Dahl J. Dahl
66
71
#37 OG 6'4" 304 27 4/9/93 5 2016 5 151 Washington State
OG
Jonah Jackson
Jonah Jackson J. Jackson
73
67
#44 OG 6'3" 306 23 2/5/97 0 2020 3 75 Ohio State
OG
Logan Stenberg
Logan Stenberg L. Stenberg
61
67
#44 OG 6'6" 317 23 3/18/97 0 2020 4 121 Kentucky
OT
Taylor Decker
Taylor Decker T. Decker
68
75
#26 OT 6'7" 310 26 8/23/94 5 2016 1 16 Ohio State
OT
Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson M. Nelson
67
68
#51 OT 6'7" 294 25 12/19/95 1 2019 Iowa
OT
Dan Skipper
Dan Skipper D. Skipper
70
67
#60 OT 6'10" 317 26 9/20/94 2 2017 Arkansas
OT
Tyrell Crosby
Tyrell Crosby T. Crosby
65
67
#60 OT 6'5" 309 25 9/5/95 3 2018 5 153 Oregon
OT
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Halapoulivaati Vaitai H. Vaitai
72
67
#60 OT 6'6" 320 27 6/16/93 5 2016 5 164 TCU
OT
Oday Aboushi
Oday Aboushi O. Aboushi
76
67
#60 OT 6'5" 308 29 6/5/91 8 2013 5 141 Virginia
NT
Danny Shelton
Danny Shelton D. Shelton
71
75
#6 NT 6'2" 339 27 8/20/93 6 2015 1 12 Washington
DT
John Penisini
John Penisini J. Penisini
91
67
#66 DT 6'1" 318 23 5/31/97 0 2020 6 197 Utah
DT
Kevin Strong Jr.
Kevin Strong Jr. K. Strong Jr.
92
67
#66 DT 6'3" 295 24 8/5/96 2 2019 Texas-San Antonio
DE
Romeo Okwara
Romeo Okwara R. Okwara
95
82
#21 DE 6'5" 265 25 6/17/95 5 2016 Notre Dame
DE
Everson Griffen
Everson Griffen E. Griffen
98
80
#27 DE 6'3" 273 33 12/22/87 11 2010 4 100 USC
DE
Austin Bryant
Austin Bryant A. Bryant
94
67
#90 DE 6'4" 271 24 11/12/96 2 2019 4 117 Clemson
DE
Nicholas Williams
Nicholas Williams N. Williams
97
67
#90 DE 6'4" 309 30 2/21/90 6 2013 7 223 Samford - AL
LB
Jamie Collins
Jamie Collins J. Collins
58
83
#17 LB 6'3" 250 30 5/2/90 8 2013 2 52 Southern Miss
LB
Christian Jones
Christian Jones C. Jones
52
76
#58 LB 6'3" 240 29 2/18/91 7 2014 Florida State
LB
Jahlani Tavai
Jahlani Tavai J. Tavai
51
69
#107 LB 6'2" 250 24 9/28/96 2 2019 2 43 Hawaii
LB
Reggie Ragland
Reggie Ragland R. Ragland
59
68
#113 LB 6'1" 247 27 9/24/93 5 2016 2 41 Alabama
LB
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
Jalen Reeves-Maybin J. Reeves-Maybin
44
67
#121 LB 6'0" 230 25 1/31/95 4 2017 4 124 Tennessee
LB
Julian Okwara
Julian Okwara J. Okwara
99
67
#121 LB 6'4" 252 23 12/27/97 0 2020 3 67 Notre Dame
LB
Jason Cabinda
Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda
45
67
#121 LB 6'1" 239 24 3/17/96 2 2018 Penn State
LB
Jarrad Davis
Jarrad Davis J. Davis
40
67
#121 LB 6'1" 238 26 11/16/94 4 2017 1 21 Florida
CB
Justin Coleman
Justin Coleman J. Coleman
27
79
#43 CB 5'11" 185 27 3/27/93 6 2015 Tennessee
CB
Amani Oruwariye
Amani Oruwariye A. Oruwariye
24
74
#79 CB 6'2" 205 24 2/9/96 2 2019 5 146 Penn State
CB
Darryl Roberts
Darryl Roberts D. Roberts
29
73
#87 CB 5'11" 187 30 11/26/90 6 2015 7 247 Marshall
CB
Mike Ford
Mike Ford M. Ford
38
67
#120 CB 6'0" 191 25 8/4/95 3 2018 SE Missouri State
SS
Tracy Walker
Tracy Walker T. Walker
21
76
#15 SS 6'1" 206 25 2/1/95 3 2018 3 82 UL Lafayette
SS
Bobby Price
Bobby Price B. Price
47
67
#42 SS 6'3" 205 22 4/25/98 0 2020 Norfolk State
SS
Miles Killebrew
Miles Killebrew M. Killebrew
35
67
#42 SS 6'2" 219 27 5/10/93 5 2016 4 111 Southern Utah
SS
Will Harris
Will Harris W. Harris
25
67
#42 SS 6'1" 207 25 12/19/95 2 2019 3 81 Boston College
FS
Duron Harmon
Duron Harmon D. Harmon
26
83
#13 FS 6'1" 204 29 1/24/91 8 2013 3 91 Rutgers
FS
C.J. Moore
C.J. Moore C. Moore
49
67
#47 FS 5'11" 197 25 12/15/95 2 2019 Mississippi
LS
Don Muhlbach
Don Muhlbach D. Muhlbach
48 6'4" 265 39 8/17/81 17 2004 Texas A&M
P
Jack Fox
Jack Fox J. Fox
3
80
#7 P 6'2" 211 24 9/1/96 1 2019 Rice
PK
Matt Prater
Matt Prater M. Prater
5
78
#10 PK 5'10" 187 36 8/10/84 14 2006 Central Florida

Top Lions Roster Questions of 2020

FAQ

The Lions had an incredibly disappointing 2019 season with a 3-12-1 record. The team went through a ton of injuries as their top quarterback, running back, and tight end in Matthew Stafford, Kerryon Johnson, and T.J. Hockenson all missed significant chunks of time. It's worth noting that the Lions were 3-4-1 last season with Stafford at QB before he was injured midway through the year, with three of their four losses being one-score games. The Lions had a very productive offseason and likely brought in as many as seven new defensive starters between free agents Jamie Collins, Duron Harmon, Reggie Ragland, Danny Shelton, and Desmond Trufant as well as rookies Jeff Okudah and Julian Okwara. Detroit also drafted DeAndre Swift at running back, a high-upside athlete from Georgia. The Lions don't have strong odds to make the playoffs this season, but they have as good a chance to win the NFC North as any of their division-mates.

Who is the Highest Paid Lions Player?

The Lions' highest-paid player heading into the 2020-21 season is starting quarterback Matthew Stafford who has a cap hit of $21.3 million for this season. Stafford was on pace for 38 passing touchdowns last season and is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL so this is a worthy investment.

Who Owns the Detroit Lions?

The current principal owner of the Lions is Martha Firestone Ford who acquired the team when her husband William passed away in 2014. William Clay Ford Sr. was the last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford, who founded Ford Motor Company. The Ford family has been a fixture in Detroit for decades.

Who Is the Lions Head Coach?

Matt Patricia is entering his third season as the Lions' head coach and has compiled a 9-22-1 record in his first two seasons in that role. Patricia is a defensive specialist, serving as the defensive coordinator for the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six seasons.

How Much Cap Space do the Lions Have?

The Lions have $29.1 million in salary-cap space, which is the third-most in the NFL. This is despite over $20 million in dead cap money owed to veteran players who are no longer on the team. The Lions could look to bolster what is already a strong roster before the season starts.

Who Is the Lions' Starting Running Back?

Kerryon Johnson is the incumbent starter as a third-year pro, but he's only been able to be on the field for 18 of 32 games in his career. The Lions drafted D'Andre Swift in the second round of this year's draft, who has a strong chance to take the starting role.

Who is the Youngest Player on the Lions?

The Lions' youngest players are first-round draft pick Jeff Okudah, a cornerback out of Ohio State, and second-round pick D'Andre Swift, a running back out of Georgia, both of whom are 21 years old, as is undrafted rookie wide receiver Hunter Bryant.

Who is the Oldest Player on the Lions?

Don Muhlbach, the Lions' longtime long-snapper, is currently the oldest player on the team at 38 years old. Muhlbach has been on the roster since 2004 and is entering his 17th season. Matt Prater, the team's starting kicker, is the second-oldest player at 35 years old.

Betting on the Detroit Lions

The Michigan sports betting industry officially launched in March 2020, but it ended up being a very inopportune time. The industry came to a screeching halt just days after launch due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the state.

After a few rough months for the industry, the Michigan sports betting industry is now alive and well. The Detroit Lions are one of the most popular teams in the state of Michigan, and they have helped to drive the Michigan sports betting industry.

Michigan initially limited the sports betting options to retail sportsbooks, but there will be online sportsbooks available by the end of 2020. The Michigan sports betting industry could become one of the biggest in the United States, and the Detroit Lions will play a major factor. BetMGM Michigan is looking to make a splash in the state and we expect a professional team partnership is in the works. The Detroit Lions are a likely candidate.

PointsBet Michigan

PointsBet Michigan is set to launch when online sports betting becomes available, and this company will be a huge player in the industry. PointsBet is an Australian-based operator but has had great success since joining the US market.

PointsBet Michigan has already partnered with the Detroit Tigers, but this operator will feature plenty of Detroit Lions promos as well. PointsBet is known for its wide range of promotional offerings, which will become popular in the Michigan sports betting industry.

PointsBet has partnered with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, and retail sports betting is already offered at the Northern Waters Casino.

DraftKings Michigan

DraftKings is one of the biggest names in the sports betting industry, and this company offers much more than just DFS options. DraftKings Michigan is already available for retail betting, and the mobile sportsbook app is coming soon.

DraftKings Michigan has partnered with the Bay Mills Indian Community, which has a large presence in the state. DraftKings Michigan will look to the Detroit Lions to help with the launch of its online sports betting app.

FanDuel Michigan

FanDuel Michigan has a huge advantage in the state’s sports betting industry by partnering with one of the three commercial casinos. FanDuel operators a retail sportsbook at the MotorCity Casino.

FanDuel Michigan will also offer mobile sports betting when that industry is available to launch, and it will likely become one of the biggest players in the market. FanDuel has a long history of partnering with professional sports teams, and the company will likely target the Detroit Lions.

FanDuel has targeted specific states to offer sports betting, and it chose Michigan as one of the states to target. The popularity of the Detroit Lions in the state of Michigan will help FanDuel Michigan achieve tremendous success in the industry.

William Hill Michigan

William Hill Michigan has partnered with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and that will allow the operator to offer both retail and mobile sports betting. William Hill is one of the biggest bookmakers in the world, and the company will become a huge factor in the Michigan sports betting industry.

The Detroit Lions might not be one of the most successful teams in the NFL, but William Hill will use that team to help drive traffic and interest. Sports bettors excited about the Michigan sports betting industry will enjoy having William Hill Michigan in the mix.

The Michigan sports betting industry might have gotten off to a slow start, but things have started to turn around in a hurry. The Detroit Lions have played a role in helping these sportsbooks post some impressive numbers, but it will be up to other teams after the 2020 NFL season concludes.

The launch of mobile betting will help the Michigan sports betting industry grow, and 2021 should provide some huge handle and revenue totals.