Jahvid Best cut by Detroit Lions

In 2010, it was clear the Detroit Lions offense was headed in the right direction. They had Matt Stafford, the first overall pick in the 2009 draft, as a budding star quarterback, and possibly the best young wide receiver in the league in Calvin Johnson. All they needed was to compliment that dynamic passing game with a solid running game and Jahvid Best was supposed to help that, but it didn’t work out.

The Lions drafted running back Best number 30 overall after a trade from the Minnesota Vikings. He was considered to have a ton of upside and was supposed to be the running game the Lions had been missing.

But after three disappointing years as a Lion, derailed by a plethora of injuries, Best has been cut by the Detroit Lions reports Sports XChange. Best appeared in 22 games as a Lion but none since October of 2011 mostly due to concussion issues.

Best, the University of California product, had his best season as a rookie when he recorded over one thousand yards from scrimmage and collected six total touchdowns.

While Best will not say officially that his days as a professional football player are over, NFL.com reports that is the likely scenario for him at the young age of 24.

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