T.J. Hockenson bodied the Lions reacting to commerce to Vikings
Former Detroit Lions tight finish T.J. Hockenson took a brutal shot at his former workforce on the best way out the door. Hockenson was traded to the Vikings on Tuesday.
T.J. Hockenson was unlikely to remain in Detroit as soon as his contract expired on the finish of the 2023 season. The way in which the Lions noticed it, he was an expendable asset, and one who nonetheless had a yr left on his contract.
Common supervisor Brad Holmes has made it his finish sport to rebuild this Lions roster from scratch, because the Matt Patricia days did the franchise no favors when it comes to participant improvement.
Hockenson was a former top-10 decide for Detroit, and he’s no slouch. With the Vikings, he’ll have an opportunity to thrive now that Irv Smith Jr. is out for the season.
The commerce, as outlined under, offers Detroit an opportunity to maneuver up in each of the following two NFL Drafts.
2023 2nd-round decide
2024 Third-round decide
TE, T.J. Hockenson
2023 4th-round decide
2024 conditional decide
New Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson takes shot at Lions
Hockenson was shocked to be traded inside the same division, the NFC North, within the first place.
“I kinda knew. I had just a little concept. I didn’t anticipate right here, however clearly tremendous, tremendous excited to be right here,” Hockenson said. “Once I obtained right here final night time I used to be like, That is fairly candy. Simply excited to be right here, for actual.”
The previous Iowa Hawkeye can also be ready to make the postseason for the primary time in his transient NFL profession. That’s an unlimited change of tempo from how issues look in MoTown. The Lions postseason hopes are bleak year-in and year-out, although Holmes hopes to alter that in time.
“That’s actually what we’re right here to do is go someplace and win some video games. That’s type of the primary time I’ve been capable of say that,” Hockenson continued.
Oh god that hurts.
Hockenson isn’t improper, nonetheless. Hopefully, it is a commerce that makes each franchises higher.