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Monday, February 03, 2020

At least one team in Detroit knows how to draft a Super Bowl-winning QB

At least one Detroit pro sports team knows how to find a Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

Unfortunately for Detroit Lions fans, that team is the Detroit Tigers.

Well before Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was raising the Lombardi Trophy following a 31-20 victory in Super Bowl LIV over the San Francisco 49ers, he was the 37th-round pick of the Tigers in the 2014 MLB draft.

Now, less than six years later, Mahomes has more Super Bowl victories than the Lions

and, in fact, more playoff victories than the Tigers. (Mahomes’ Chiefs have four playoff wins over the past two seasons, including the three needed for this season’s title. The Tigers haven’t won a playoff game since the 2013 ALCS against Boston.)

Who says the Tigers don’t draft well?


 

 

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