Lions Guard Reveals The Incredibly Wholesome Reason He Signed With Detroit

Detroit Lions guard Graham Glasgow

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There are two primary factors the vast majority of professional athletes take into consideration when they get the chance to sign with a new team after hitting the free agent market.

While this probably goes without saying, the amount of money a franchise is willing to pay a player is usually the most important facet in the vast majority of cases (as evidenced by the ongoing Lamar Jackson saga).

With that said, there are also plenty of instances where people will take a pay cut to join a championship contender or agree to a “hometown discount” to free up cap space for the greater good.

Most NFL fans probably aren’t intimately familiar with Graham Glasgow, the guard who was drafted by the Lions in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft and opted to sign a four-year, $44 million deal with the Broncos in 2020.

Glasgow’s time in Denver came to an end when he was released by the team earlier this month, and based on what he told MLive, it didn’t take long for multiple suitors to reach out and express interest in potentially signing the 30-year-old.

When everything was said and done, Glasgow agreed to a one-year deal to the tune of $4.5 million with the Lions, and while there’s a chance he could’ve gotten more cash from the 49ers or the Panthers, he ultimately opted to return to the team where he began his NFL career.

Why? Well, it’s hard to blame him when you consider the wildly wholesome explanation he offered, saying:

“To play with some of my friends. To play with Taylor [Decker], to play with Frank [Ragnow].

It just came down to I wanted to be a part of that O-line room. I wanted to be back with my buddies. I wanted to be a part of this team.”

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.