One of the reasons the Lions believe they have a good chance to sign Suh is his apparent appreciation of the city and its surrounding areas.
The Lions will need to move money around to have room to bring back Suh. Here’s how they could create that room.
Two of Michigan’s most famous football men spent some time together Thursday.
Mayhew Still Optimistic Lions Can Sign Suh, Says Team Prepared To Pay What It Takes To Keep Him [VIDEO]
“It’s difficult to replace his production,” Mayhew said. “Obviously it would be a setback not to have him on our football team.”
One person in the business said the Lions will need to offer Suh the same deal Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt received – six years for $100 million, with $51.8 million guaranteed.
After Suh, Paea, Knighton and Fairley are probably the most desirable options at defensive tackle.
The Detroit Lions have always said they plan to keep perennial All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in the fold, and so far the team is on track to do exactly that, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
“I think just a combination of things, he just kind of snapped,” Lang said, “started saying some things that we can’t say on air.”
ESPN and Pro Football Focus conducted a study to see how close each team is to being a “Super Bowl” caliber team.
Suh played all 16 games this season and has never missed a game due to injury in his five-year pro career.