The Detroit Lions made one of the most shocking moves on Friday night when they selected Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs at No. 12 overall.
After signing David Montgomery to a three-year, $12 million contract in free agency to join D’Andre Swift, many believed the Lions were set at running back. Detroit, however, obviously has other ideas for its backfield.
Lions GM Brad Holmes was asked about Swift’s status with the team following the surprising first-round pick and he indicated that trading Swift is a possibility.
“He’s still on our roster,” Holmes said of Swift, via Pro Football Talk. “He’s still part of our team. He’s still under contract with us. He’s a dynamic football player. It hasn’t really changed the math there yet, but it’s early.”
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Despite what he said, it has not stopped teams from contacting them about a possible trade.
Jeremy Fowler reports that the Lions are receiving trade calls from teams interested in acquiring RB D’Andre Swift.
The 24-year-old is in the final year of a four-year, $8,538,913 rookie contract that includes a $3,770,118 signing bonus.
Swift was a second-round pick in the 2020 draft. He’s yet to rush for over 630 yards in a season and struggled to get touches last campaign.
In 2022, Swift appeared in 14 games for the Lions, rushing for 542 yards on 99 carries (5.5 YPC) to go along with 48 receptions for 389 yards receiving and eight total touchdowns.
The 24-year-old has 2,878 total yards and 25 touchdowns in 40 career games.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.