Jahvid Best Out For 2013 Detroit Lions Season
The Detroit Lions season got some very early bad news when informed running back Jahvid Best cannot find a doctor to clear his return to the NFL. After starting his career in Detroit with the look of next every down back for the Lions, Jahvid Best fell victim to concussions. Confirmation came from the Detroit Free Press about Best’s unlikely return to team for the Detroit Lions season in 2013, this in the wake of the 4-12 season that just ended.
Best is remaining optimistic when talking about the possible end of his career at the age of 23. In a recent statement the Lions running back shared his thoughts on a possible return. Best answered by saying that retirement talk is too early and he will ”cross bridges when I get to them.” Considering the 4 concussions he has had in 3 years (Best suffered one concussion in last season at Cal), and the recent attention to head injuries, it’s not likely Best will find a physician to clear his return.
Head coach Jim Schwartz is under a lot of pressure in Detroit and will need a solid NFL Draft this year, taking advantage of the top 5 pick. The loss of Best is just one more hurdle the young team will have to address in a Detroit Lions season that will be the last for Schwartz without significant improvement.
With the 5th pick the Lions may now have to adjust their draft projections and focus on a quality running back. The Detroit Lions season will depend, not only on the draft, but Schwartz’s ability to organize the talented roster to produce results. All the talent on the Lions roster gives the team a chance to make the break through to a perennial post season contender.
Jahvid Best Career Stats With Detroit Lions
Total 22 15 255 945 3.7 88 6 85 774 9.1 3
Season GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2011 Detroit Lions 6 6 84 390 4.6 88T 2 27 287 10.6 1
2010 Detroit Lions 16 9 171 555 3.2 45 4 58 487 8.4 2
January 2, 2013 by Scott Peceny
First and foremost, it means that the Detroit Lions own the fifth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, it also means that Detroit has taken a monstrous step backward in 2012. A year removed from a 10-6 season that ended in the playoffs, the Lions now find themselves drafting in an all-to-familiar position.
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