In researching statistics for this article, I came across some things that I forgot, and a lot more things that I would like to forget.
Virtually all of the mistakes of the last decade of Detroit Lions football can be explained away by uttering only one name: Matt Millen.
Though Millen brought Megatron to Detroit, he is primarily responsible for some of the biggest draft busts in the history of the Detroit Lions.
Let me take a brief moment to name a couple of those busts.
In honor of this list's 10 year theme, I’ll start in 2001 and go all the way through post-Millen Era 2010:
Joey Harrington, Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, Kevin Jones, Teddy Lehman, Mike Williams, Shaun Cody, Ernie Sims, Daniel Bullocks, Drew Stanton, Ikaika Alama-Francis, Gerald Alexander, Jordon Dizon, Kevin Smith, Derrick Williams…whoa. I know I said a couple, but I got carried away.
Let me retort.
This list commemorates the Detroit Lions' Most Valuable Players for each of the past 10 NFL seasons.
Special Teams players were exempt from this list, and I could have probably named Cory Schlesinger the Lions MVP from 2001 to 2005.