During the offseason the Detroit Lions choose to sign LB Stephen Tulloch to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million. The move filled a need at inside linebacker and brought in a veteran that was familiar with the teams defense strategy. Tulloch has certainly out played his contract as he leads the team in tackles and has 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles.
Tulloch’s, 26, productive season has put him in position to be best available linebacker in this years free agent class which should lead to plenty of interest.
“Man, I’ve never been a fan of the business part of football,” Tulloch said, per the Detroit News. “I just love the game and play the game with my heart. “I let my agent take care of everything and just play ball. That’s all I care about.”
Obviously re-signing Tulloch should be a priority for the Lions but he’s going to be looking for a much better deal than the one that they gave him this year and competition from teams with pressing needs like the Eagles and Giants could drive up the price for his services beyond what they’re willing to spend.