The NFL is a business. Stick around it long enough and everything feels transactional, from the billions of dollars the league makes to the most minor of moves by your favorite franchise.
Detroit Lions fans should know that better than most. From the retirements of Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson to last year’s trade of Golden Tate, the organization has a long history of making business decisions.
Well, add another one to the list with Tuesday’s trade of Quandre Diggs to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round draft pick.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn made a business decision to send one of his starting safeties to another NFC playoff contender for a Day 3 draft choice at a time when his team is entering a winnable stretch of games with little room for error after three straight losses.