Bart Scott seems to think that the Lions need to prepare for the future ... without Megatron.

At 1-6, with major changes already being made on the coaching staff and Matthew Stafford taking a beating, Scott thinks Detroit should blow things up and start over. The biggest trade piece is of course, Calvin Johnson, the all-world wide receiver.

I think it’s time for the Lions to part ways with [Calvin Johnson],” Scott said. “You’re not going to win a championship with him. He’s just going to get older and retire and you’re not going to get anything with him. He’s eating up a huge chunk of the salary cap. It’s time to blow this thing up. You see Suh left first, I think you have to really consider trading Calvin Johnson if someone will take on that salary and then you can free yourself up and start off young with a young nucleus again. Maybe get rid of Stafford.

“Right now you can trade Megatron and get a first-round draft pick and you get cap space. I think that’s the smart move right there.”

Sadly, Scott is probably right. Johnson is a Hall of Fame wide receiver and the ultimate team guy, but let’s be honest—the Lions have never won anything with him and Stafford together.

Now, which team would give up some of their future for the 30-year-old wide receiver with a huge salary is another question.

By Glenn Erby


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