Breshad Perriman and Romeo Okwara Sign With the Detroit Lions

Breshad Perriman and Romeo Okwara Sign With the Detroit Lions

Breshad Perriman and Romeo Okwara have decided to seal their fates with the Detroit Lions for the 2021-2022 football season.

Breshad Perriman was a wide receiver for the Jets before he signed with the Detroit Lions. He really has had a spiral of a career, going from the Ravens in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft to the second wide receiver of the Lions wide receiver corps.

Breshad Perriman’s best year as a wide receiver was in 2019 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He averaged 17.9 yards a catch, had 645 yards that season, and caught 6 touchdown passes in that year. In his most recent year with the Jets he went down a little bit in production, but he was relatively around the same kind of area that he was with the Buccaneers.

In 2020 he was the deep threat for the Jets. With bad quarterback play, he didn’t produce as much as he did with the Buccaneers and that was a big reason as to why he didn’t do as good with the Jets as he did with the Bucs. That is why we didn’t pay him very much in his new deal as a Detroit Lions wide receiver.

The Detroit Lions really gave Breshad Perriman more of a prove-it deal than a big paying deal for his second-third wide receiver status in the last few years. I feel that giving him this prove it deal will prove wise for the Detroit Lions just in case he stumbles and falls along the path of completing a successful season. On the other hand, Romeo Okwara is a proven player and it shows in his deal.

Romeo Okwara went to college at Notre Dame and was a defensive end for the fighting Irish. He entered into the draft and wasn’t selected. He was then soon picked up by the New York Giants in 2017 as an undrafted free agent. He played with the Giants for a few years and then later they decided to cut him off of the roster. Soon later the Lions picked him up and the rest is history.

Romeo Okwara has been a defensive end of the Lions for three years and he is adding three more years with the Lions with this deal. The deal includes twenty-five million dollars guaranteed and a fourteen million dollar bonus.

Which rounds the total of his deal to a thirty-nine million dollar deal, which means around thirteen million dollars each year. I believe this is a good value because he is putting out good production for the Detroit Lions and it shows in his stats.

His stats this year are definitely his best stats in his entire career. Romeo put up ten sacks and forty-four combined tackles with the Detroit Lions this year. With this deal, the Lions hope he can put up those numbers consistently for as long as he is on the Lions.

Breshad Perriman and Romeo Okwara seem like they will bring good value to the Detroit Lions for years to come. I believe they will flourish in their respective positions and help the Lions reach their full potential in the coming 2021-2022 NFL football season. This makes sense to me because they both are fairly good options to have at their respective positions. Breshad Perriman brings a second-third wide receiver skill set with the ability to go deep and beat defenses to the ball with his 4.25 NFL forty-yard dash combine speed. Romeo Okwara brings that grit and mentality coming off of his best season yet as a Detroit Lions defensive end. He really is a rock for the defensive line and should be able to consistently put up the same numbers from last year for many years to come in his new deal and contract.