The Detroit Lions are looking to ensure that their top wide receiver doesn’t land with another team this offseason, and the franchise is prioritizing signing Kenny Golladay to a brand new, long-term contract, according to the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett.
Lions executive Chris Spielman spoke about the team’s goal of signing Golladay this offseason, during an appearance on WXYT-FM.
“I think Kenny is a, he’s a competitive guy and the thing that I’ve always admired most about Kenny when doing the games on TV is his ability to win the 50/50 ball,” Spielman said of Golladay. “I just think his size and what he can bring to the table is something that a lot of people liked about Kenny Golladay, including me.”
Detroit will have to work on the cap in order to accomplish their offseason goal of properly kickstarting their rebuild.
“In any philosophy, you can fill in voids in free agency, but you can’t buy a locker room,” Spielman said. “That’s been a philosophy for a lot of teams. And generally, what I believe is that you want to build your team through the draft. So it’s kind of, draft, develop and re-sign. And I think that’s hopefully the direction that I think the Lions will take.”
Golladay is considered to be one of the top free agents set to hit the open market, so the Lions will face plenty of competition if he does hit free agency.