After only one season with the Seattle Seahawks, Quinton Dunbar is heading to a different NFL dwelling. The cornerback has agreed to a one-year take care of the Detroit Lions, his company Elite Loyalty Sports activities introduced on Monday. The particular monetary phrases of Dunbar’s deal that has him off to the Motor Metropolis weren’t instantly disclosed.
This signing comes off the heels of a free agent go to that Dunbar had with the membership on Monday, which was seemingly fairly profitable for either side. Mike Garafolo of the NFL Community relays that Dunbar and Detroit DC Aaron Glenn hit it off in the course of the go to, which seemingly was a key cause why this deal got here to fruition. Dunbar was additionally slated to go to the Arizona Cardinals this week as effectively, so getting a deal achieved whereas he was within the constructing gave the impression to be a degree of emphasis for the Detroit brass.
The 28-year-old was traded to Seattle final offseason after initially starting his profession in Washington. After coping with authorized troubles within the thick of the 2020 offseason, the nook went on to play in simply six video games for the Seahawks in 2020 and landed on injured reserve in mid-November as a consequence of a knee damage. Dunbar was designated to return off IR in early December however later underwent a knee process and was sidelined for the remainder of the 12 months. Of the half dozen video games Dunbar performed in, he totaled 30 tackles, defended 5 passes and hauled in a single interception. When focused, he allowed opposing quarterbacks to finish 64.8% of their throws.
Whereas Detroit shall be Dunbar’s third staff in as many seasons, there may be some familiarity with the Lions. This transfer unites him with present Lions defensive backs coach and passing recreation coordinator Aubrey Nice, who was on workers in Washington throughout two seasons of Dunbar’s tenure there. In his ultimate season in Washington in 2019, Dunbar did look like he was rising right into a top-flight defensive again, permitting a 61.2 move score towards opposing QBs.
Now, Dunbar will look to rekindle that stage of play when slotted in reverse of 2020 first-round decide Jeff Okudah within the Detroit secondary.