It might not have been pretty, but the Packers are still contenders.
The tight end position has become increasingly important in the NFL, a centre piece of innovation and creativity used by offensive minds across the league to try and gain another advantage over their defensive counterparts. As a result, teams are looking more and more to upgrade at the position and with free agency looming, we take a look at one of the names set to garner huge interest on the market: Austin Hooper.
After finishing the 2017 season at a respectable 9-7, the Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn declared somewhat bluntly to the press that this was below the level expected of the franchise, resulting in the firing of head coach Jim Caldwell. In four years at Ford Field, Caldwell led the team to three winning seasons and two playoff appearances. He finished as one of only two coaches in the team’s history to have a winning record.