Detroit’s biggest issue is finding a quarterback to complement Stafford.
They can’t rely on Nick Foles, who hasn’t won a playoff game since 2014.
But they also can’t wait until they’re back to full strength after missing the playoffs last season.
They’re also in desperate need of a quarterback.
Tampa Bay traded their No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft to Detroit for Lions’ No. 1 overall pick, a package that includes cornerback Victor Butler, safety Marcus Burley and a 2018 second-round pick.
They also received a 2019 second-rounder.
That would give them an overall pick worth at least $50 million.
That’s a bargain for the Lions, which are projected to need a franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future.
Tebow, meanwhile, was traded to Detroit from New Orleans for a 2019 first-round selection.
He’ll turn 32 in June and could be ready to return for the start of the 2020 season.
That might be enough for the Detroit Lions to take the next step.
If you want a blueprint for the future of the NFL’s biggest market, look no further than the Lions.
Detroit has the most potential in terms of talent in the league.
But it’s a rebuilding job that will take time.