They have one of the most dominant wide receivers in the league in Calvin Johnson and have some monster talent on defense that will continue to develop. They made the playoffs this year with a 10-6 record, but were outgunned by the New Orleans Saints in the first round.
The Lions have built their offense around Matthew Stafford.
Stafford has continued to improve as a quarterback over his three-year career and peaked this year. He threw for 5,038 yards and 41 passing touchdowns this season, breaking his career highs.
However, there are some issues with Stafford. Some issues that could be holding the Lions back from being a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
With Stafford's value never higher, the Lions' best move may be to trade him.
While that may seem ludicrous to some, here are seven reasons why it could be a smart move for Detroit.