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 Jared Goff Jared Goff J. Goff 16
76
#19 QB 6'4" 215 26 10/14/94 5 2016 1 1 California
QB Tim Boyle Tim Boyle T. Boyle 8
67
#40 QB 6'3" 205 26 10/3/94 3 2018 Eastern Kentucky
QB David Blough David Blough D. Blough 10
67
#40 QB 6'0" 205 25 7/31/95 0 2019 Purdue
RB Jamaal Williams Jamaal Williams J. Williams 30
80
#22 RB 6'0" 211 26 4/3/95 4 2017 4 134 BYU
RB D'Andre Swift D'Andre Swift D. Swift 32
79
#26 RB 5'8" 212 22 1/14/99 0 2020 2 35 Georgia
RB Rakeem Boyd Rakeem Boyd R. Boyd 5'11" 213 0 2021 Arkansas
RB Dedrick Mills Dedrick Mills D. Mills 5'10" 215 24 12/27/96 0 2021 Nebraska
RB Jermar Jefferson Jermar Jefferson J. Jefferson 5'10" 208 21 4/15/00 0 2021 7 257 Oregon State
FB Nick Bawden Nick Bawden N. Bawden 46
68
#11 FB 6'2" 245 24 6/22/96 3 2018 7 237 San Diego State
WR Tyrell Williams Tyrell Williams T. Williams 16
80
#38 WR 6'4" 200 29 2/12/92 6 2015 Western Oregon
WR Breshad Perriman Breshad Perriman B. Perriman 19
78
#58 WR 6'2" 212 27 9/10/93 6 2015 1 26 Central Florida
WR Tom Kennedy Tom Kennedy T. Kennedy 85
76
#77 WR 5'11" 192 24 7/29/96 1 2019 Bryant
WR Geronimo Allison Geronimo Allison G. Allison 18
74
#119 WR 6'3" 196 27 1/18/94 5 2016 Illinois
WR Damion Ratley Damion Ratley D. Ratley 19
71
#108 WR 6'1" 193 26 4/16/95 3 2018 6 175 Texas A&M
WR Quintez Cephus Quintez Cephus Q. Cephus 87
68
#141 WR 6'1" 202 23 4/1/98 0 2020 5 166 Wisconsin
WR Victor Bolden Jr. Victor Bolden Jr. V. Bolden Jr. 13
67
#228 WR 5'9" 175 26 4/4/95 3 2017 Oregon State
WR Kalif Raymond Kalif Raymond K. Raymond 14
67
#149 WR 5'9" 160 26 8/8/94 4 2016 Holy Cross
WR Sage Surratt Sage Surratt S. Surratt 6'3" 215 23 4/13/98 0 2021 Wake Forest
WR Jonathan Adams Jr. Jonathan Adams Jr. J. Adams Jr. 6'2" 210 0 2021 Arkansas State
WR Javon McKinley Javon McKinley J. McKinley 6'2" 215 0 2021 Notre Dame
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown Amon-Ra St. Brown A. S. Brown 5'11" 197 21 10/24/99 0 2021 4 112 USC
TE T.J. Hockenson T.J. Hockenson T. Hockenson 88
86
#6 TE 6'5" 251 23 7/3/97 2 2019 1 8 Iowa
TE Darren Fells Darren Fells D. Fells 87
73
#41 TE 6'7" 281 35 4/22/86 7 2013 Cal - Irvine
TE Alize Mack Alize Mack A. Mack 0
70
#159 TE 6'4" 249 24 3/29/97 1 2019 7 231 Notre Dame
TE Charlie Taumoepeau Charlie Taumoepeau C. Taumoepeau 0
67
#124 TE 6'2" 244 0 2020 Portland State
TE Brock Wright Brock Wright B. Wright 6'4" 255 0 2021 Notre Dame
TE Jake Hausmann Jake Hausmann J. Hausmann 6'4" 255 0 2021 Ohio State
TE Hunter Thedford Hunter Thedford H. Thedford 6'6" 260 0 2021 Utah
C Frank Ragnow Frank Ragnow F. Ragnow 77
85
#9 C 6'5" 312 25 5/17/96 3 2018 1 20 Arkansas
C Evan Brown Evan Brown E. Brown 63
67
#22 C 6'3" 308 24 9/16/96 3 2018 SMU
C Drake Jackson Drake Jackson D. Jackson 6'2" 290 0 2021 Kentucky
OG Jonah Jackson Jonah Jackson J. Jackson 73
69
#45 OG 6'3" 306 24 2/5/97 0 2020 3 75 Ohio State
OG Logan Stenberg Logan Stenberg L. Stenberg 61
67
#55 OG 6'6" 317 24 3/18/97 0 2020 4 121 Kentucky
OG Tommy Kraemer Tommy Kraemer T. Kraemer 6'5" 317 0 2021 Notre Dame
OT Taylor Decker Taylor Decker T. Decker 68
81
#13 OT 6'7" 310 26 8/23/94 5 2016 1 16 Ohio State
OT Tyrell Crosby Tyrell Crosby T. Crosby 65
75
#28 OT 6'5" 309 25 9/5/95 3 2018 5 153 Oregon
OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai Halapoulivaati Vaitai H. Vaitai 72
70
#48 OT 6'6" 320 27 6/16/93 5 2016 5 164 TCU
OT Darrin Paulo Darrin Paulo D. Paulo 0
67
#81 OT 6'5" 312 24 3/5/97 0 2020 Utah
OT Matt Nelson Matt Nelson M. Nelson 67
67
#57 OT 6'7" 294 25 12/19/95 1 2019 Iowa
OT Dan Skipper Dan Skipper D. Skipper 70
67
#57 OT 6'10" 317 26 9/20/94 2 2017 Arkansas
OT Penei Sewell Penei Sewell P. Sewell 6'5" 330 20 10/9/00 0 2021 1 7 Oregon
OT Evan Heim Evan Heim E. Heim 6'3" 310 24 1/26/97 0 2021 Minnesota State-Mankato
NT John Atkins John Atkins J. Atkins 99
67
#14 NT 6'3" 321 28 12/21/92 2 2018 Georgia
DT Michael Brockers Michael Brockers M. Brockers 90
84
#12 DT 6'5" 322 30 12/21/90 9 2012 1 14 LSU
DT Kevin Strong Jr. Kevin Strong Jr. K. Strong Jr. 92
67
#71 DT 6'3" 295 24 8/5/96 2 2019 Texas-San Antonio
DT Jashon Cornell Jashon Cornell J. Cornell 96
67
#93 DT 6'3" 285 24 12/30/96 0 2020 7 235 Ohio State
DT Joel Heath Joel Heath J. Heath 95
67
#93 DT 6'5" 293 27 6/18/93 5 2016 Michigan State
DT John Penisini John Penisini J. Penisini 91
67
#71 DT 6'1" 318 24 5/31/97 0 2020 6 197 Utah
DT Alim McNeill Alim McNeill A. McNeill 6'2" 315 21 5/11/00 0 2021 3 72 North Carolina St
DT Levi Onwuzurike Levi Onwuzurike L. Onwuzurike 6'3" 290 23 3/3/98 0 2021 2 41 Washington
DE Trey Flowers Trey Flowers T. Flowers 90
82
#9 DE 6'2" 266 27 8/16/93 6 2015 4 101 Arkansas
DE Romeo Okwara Romeo Okwara R. Okwara 95
81
#23 DE 6'5" 265 25 6/17/95 5 2016 Notre Dame
DE Da'shawn Hand Da'shawn Hand D. Hand 93
76
#49 DE 6'4" 297 25 11/14/95 3 2018 4 114 Alabama
DE Austin Bryant Austin Bryant A. Bryant 94
67
#95 DE 6'4" 271 24 11/12/96 2 2019 4 117 Clemson
DE Nicholas Williams Nicholas Williams N. Williams 97
67
#95 DE 6'4" 309 31 2/21/90 6 2013 7 223 Samford - AL
LB Jamie Collins Jamie Collins J. Collins 58
83
#19 LB 6'3" 250 31 5/2/90 8 2013 2 52 Southern Miss
LB Alex Anzalone Alex Anzalone A. Anzalone 47
77
#42 LB 6'3" 240 26 9/22/94 4 2017 3 76 Florida
LB Shaun Dion Hamilton Shaun Dion Hamilton S. D. Hamilton 51
70
#112 LB 6'0" 228 25 9/11/95 3 2018 6 197 Alabama
LB Charles Harris Charles Harris C. Harris 92
70
#104 LB 6'3" 253 26 3/6/95 4 2017 1 22 Missouri
LB Jahlani Tavai Jahlani Tavai J. Tavai 51
69
#118 LB 6'2" 250 24 9/28/96 2 2019 2 43 Hawaii
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jalen Reeves-Maybin J. Reeves-Maybin 44
69
#118 LB 6'0" 230 26 1/31/95 4 2017 4 124 Tennessee
LB Anthony Pittman Anthony Pittman A. Pittman 57
68
#147 LB 6'3" 222 24 11/24/96 1 2019 Wayne State (MI)
LB Robert McCray Robert McCray R. McCray 52
67
#167 LB 6'2" 270 25 3/24/96 1 2018 Indiana
LB Julian Okwara Julian Okwara J. Okwara 99
67
#144 LB 6'4" 252 23 12/27/97 0 2020 3 67 Notre Dame
LB Jason Cabinda Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda 45
67
#144 LB 6'1" 239 25 3/17/96 2 2018 Penn State
LB Derrick Barnes Derrick Barnes D. Barnes 6'0" 245 22 5/29/99 0 2021 4 113 Purdue
LB Tavante Beckett Tavante Beckett T. Beckett 5'10" 211 23 10/21/97 0 2021 Marshall
CB Quinton Dunbar Quinton Dunbar Q. Dunbar 22
77
#48 CB 5'11" 190 28 7/22/92 6 2015 Florida
CB Mike Ford Mike Ford M. Ford 38
73
#89 CB 6'0" 191 25 8/4/95 3 2018 SE Missouri State
CB Jeff Okudah Jeff Okudah J. Okudah 30
73
#71 CB 6'1" 205 22 2/2/99 0 2020 1 3 Ohio State
CB Amani Oruwariye Amani Oruwariye A. Oruwariye 24
72
#96 CB 6'2" 205 25 2/9/96 2 2019 5 146 Penn State
CB Corn Elder Corn Elder C. Elder 29
70
#116 CB 5'10" 183 26 10/9/94 4 2017 5 152 Miami
CB Alex Brown Alex Brown A. Brown 30
67
#184 CB 5'11" 170 24 8/30/96 1 2019 South Carolina State
CB Alijah Holder Alijah Holder A. Holder 33
67
#134 CB 6'1" 185 25 1/26/96 1 2019 Stanford
CB AJ Parker AJ Parker A. Parker 5'10" 177 23 2/15/98 0 2021 Kansas State
CB Jerry Jacobs Jerry Jacobs J. Jacobs 5'11" 207 0 2021 Arkansas
CB Ifeatu Melifonwu Ifeatu Melifonwu I. Melifonwu 6'3" 212 22 5/2/99 0 2021 3 101 Syracuse
SS Tracy Walker Tracy Walker T. Walker 21
76
#18 SS 6'1" 206 26 2/1/95 3 2018 3 82 UL Lafayette
SS Godwin Igwebuike Godwin Igwebuike G. Igwebuike 23
68
#115 SS 5'11" 213 26 9/10/94 2 2018 Northwestern
SS Bobby Price Bobby Price B. Price 47
67
#43 SS 6'3" 205 23 4/25/98 0 2020 Norfolk State
SS Will Harris Will Harris W. Harris 25
67
#43 SS 6'1" 207 25 12/19/95 2 2019 3 81 Boston College
SS Jalen Elliott Jalen Elliott J. Elliott 46
67
6'0" 205 22 7/7/98 0 2020 Notre Dame
FS Dean Marlowe Dean Marlowe D. Marlowe 31
71
#40 FS 6'1" 203 28 7/25/92 4 2015 James Madison
FS C.J. Moore C.J. Moore C. Moore 49
67
#55 FS 5'11" 197 25 12/15/95 2 2019 Mississippi
FS D'Angelo Amos D'Angelo Amos D. Amos 6'0" 185 0 2021 Virginia
LS Don Muhlbach Don Muhlbach D. Muhlbach 48 6'4" 265 39 8/17/81 17 2004 Texas A&M
LS Scott Daly Scott Daly S. Daly 47 6'1" 250 27 2/7/94 1 2018 Notre Dame
P Jack Fox Jack Fox J. Fox 3
80
#8 P 6'2" 211 24 9/1/96 1 2019 Rice
PK Matthew Wright Matthew Wright M. Wright 16
73
#38 PK 5'11" 174 25 3/22/96 0 2019 Central Florida
PK Randy Bullock Randy Bullock R. Bullock 4
73
#21 PK 5'9" 205 31 12/16/89 9 2012 5 161 Texas A&M

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.