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Motown DJ

I'm just gonna throw this out there: It's time for the Chiefs to trade Derrick Johnson (and I know the team that we should trade him to).

Let's face it guys: DJ has never lived up to expectations while rockin' the red and he probably never will. Don't get me wrong: I don't think he's a bad player. He's extremely athletic and his performance against Denver at the end of last year was awesome. But unfortunately, that's something we haven't seen him do much as a Chief. He has All-Star talent (see Denver game from last year). But he's also very inconsistent (see countless other games). Despite his penchant for underachieving, I can still see him as trade bait. And I know the perfect team to trade him to: the Detroit Lions

Why Detroit? Why send him to that career-killing franchise? Here's why...

*Gunther Cunningham loved this kid. He campaigned hard for the Chiefs to draft him. And Gun is probably still convinced that he turn DJ into a superstar.

*He's better suited as a linebacker in a 4-3.

*Detroit is a team on the rise and Johnson could be a big contributor to that defense.

*It would work out for both parties: he'll have a clean slate in Detroit, and the Chiefs will be able to get something else in return. I doubt that Detroit will be willing to trade a first or second round pick in next year's draft, but asking for a third or fourth round pick isn't unreasonable. 

So what do you guys think? Let me know.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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