Detroit Lions Urged to Boost Pass Rush with $82.5M Signing

Detroit Lions Pass Rush
The Detroit Lions are being encouraged to sign an $82.5 million pass-rusher who has racked up 53 sacks. Aidan Hutchinson has established himself as one of the NFL’s most effective pass-rushers. However, if the Lions want to continue progressing towards competing for a Super Bowl, they need to strengthen their pass rush even further.

Hutchinson had a standout performance last season, securing 11.5 sacks in his second NFL season. Despite their strong run to the NFC Championship Game, the Lions fell short against the San Francisco 49ers.

Although the Lions acquired Marcus Davenport last season, their collapse in the second half against San Francisco highlighted the importance of having multiple strong pass rushers.

As free agency progresses, Bud Dupree emerges as a potential solution to the Detroit Lions’ pass-rush needs. If signed, Dupree and Hutchinson could form a formidable pass-rushing duo for the team.

Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox has identified Dupree as one of the best free agent fits for Super Bowl contenders, emphasizing the potential synergy between Dupree and the Lions.

Dupree’s recent performance with the Falcons, where he tallied 6.5 sacks, 24 quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, and eight tackles for loss in the 2023 season, showcases his capability to disrupt opponents in the backfield.

With 38 total pressures in 433 pass-rush snaps according to Pro Football Focus, Dupree’s ability to contribute quality pass-rush snaps is evident. Additionally, the opportunity to pursue a Super Bowl ring in the upcoming 2024 campaign could make Detroit an appealing destination for Dupree.

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