Lions May Trade Suh
It sounds like the Detroit Lions are shopping Ndamukong Suh.
According to Mike Freeman of the Los Angeles Times, Suh -- who is pulling in around$22million -- wants to move into the salary range of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
The Lions aren't having it. They'd rather trade him than lay out that sort of dosh.
So, the question is out there. Is Suh worth it?
He's definitely an elite talent, but he may not be worth the trouble, what with all the drama he brings to the table. The NFL is vanilla enough in its corporate attitude. That's why many teams may want him but don't act because they're afraid to touch him.
No word whether or not "the man upstairs" is actually GM Martin Mayhew. If it is, then he does know and it adds credence to the trade rumors.
Plays like those will almost guarantee he'll stay in Detroit. Who else would take him?
One obvious option comes to mind. Would Al Davis reach out from beyond the grave and, with a sentimental sigh of the good old days -- like when the team issued bail money with meal money at Super Bowl XV in New Orleans -- say that Suh is a return to Raider values and demand he come to the Silver and Black?
If Davis' ghost threatened a haunting for all eternity or else, current Raider management would sign Suh for whatever he demands.