3. Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are different from the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots in the sense that the Lions are not going to be competing for a playoff spot this season. In fact, they will probably be looking to lose games down the stretch to secure the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
That might not put them in a position to add much off of waivers but there is an intriguing possibility with Tyron Johnson. The obvious connection here is Johnson's connection with former LA Chargers head coach, Anthony Lynn.
Lynn is the one who first gave Johnson a chance in the league so he obviously believes in him in some capacity. And if there is one thing we know about Lynn it is that he will stick by the guys he believes in, oftentimes too far.
Lynn definitely is the type to put in a good word for Johnson and try and add him to the receiving room in Detroit. You cannot blame him either as the Lions are pretty rough at the position and Jared Goff really has nobody to throw to.
Tight end T.J. Hockenson is solid but it is hard to get excited about the receivers. Tyrell Williams as a top option is not a great sign, Amon-Ra St. Brown has potential but is still a rookie and Kalif Raymond is not special.
Johnson is already better than Raymond and would undoubtedly get starting snaps with the Lions. While he would not win many games, this could be the best stop for Johnson's career as it would likely lead to the most playing time thus the most chances to increase his market value.