Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is one of the best young interior defensive linemen in the NFL, but he carries a $22.4 million dollar salary cap figure in 2014 which is why Drew Sharp from the Detroit Free Press suggests the Lions move the former No. 2 overall pick.
“It’s not that Suh is a malcontent troublemaker as one national report suggested. It simply doesn’t make fiscal sense when there remain so many potholes on the defensive side of the ball.”
Sharp points out the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks who have built their roster with middle and late round draft picks and avoided salary cap hell which is where the Lions find themselves after paying for talent after failing to find and develop it in the middle rounds.
The Lions have more than $51 million committed to Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Suh and the two offensive stars aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but would trading Suh be a catalyst to rebuilding a defense when he’s the team’s best defender?
If Detroit is going to follow the path of the Seattle Seahawks there are countless other ways to go about that goal besides trading the team’s second best player.