Anquan Boldin fills a void the Detroit Lions have had for years

When Calvin Johnson retired in the offseason every Detroit Lions fan, writer and player worried about what the team was going to do in order to replace him. The team ended up signing free agent Marvin Jones to fill the void left by Megatron, but he alone wasn’t going to stuff the stat sheet with the numbers Johnson consistently put up.

Detroit knew that they needed to make up for Calvin’s impact through multiple players rather than just one, and after realizing that TJ Jones, Jeremy Kerley and the other players brought in weren’t going to do enough, the team signed veteran wideout Anquan Boldin.