As indicated by his agent, Elite Loyalty Sports, CB Quinton Dunbar has consented to terms with the Detroit Lions on a one-year contract. Dunbar declared via social media that he was in Detroit before on Monday, a visit that clearly worked out in a good way.
Undrafted out of Florida in 2015, Dunbar signed with the Washington Football Team as a wide receiver yet immediately switched to cornerback as a rookie. When his rookie contract expired, in 2018, he had earned a new three-year contract worth $10.5 million. That season, Dunbar’s first as a starter started on a promising note however ended prematurely due to a shin injury.
In 2019, Dunbar by and by acquired a beginning job and proceeded to have his most productive season in the NFL, earning a coverage grade of 89.5 from PFF, and a general evaluation of 87.6 on the season—the second-best grade for an NFL corner that season.
Reports surfaced that Dunbar was looking for new contract—something he had reliably denied—but not long after those tales began, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. In spite of acquiring a starting role, Dunbar by and by was hit by the injury bug and was simply ready to play in six games in 2020 and completed the season on injured reserve after knee surgery.
If Dunbar is able to return to 2019 form and stay solid in 2021, he has the skill set to start the outside on the Lions roster. On the off chance that he battles or injuries creep up again, the Lions actually have strong youth alternatives outwardly with Jeff Okudah and Amani Oruwariye.
This is another solid investment by the Lions, taking a risk on a formerly profoundly effective player with a low drawback, expecting the deal also follows the examples of the past bargains this offseason.
The Lions actually need more bodies in their optional, however with Okudah, Oruwariye, Dunbar, Ford, and as of late marked Corn Elder, they are slowly building a unit with potential.