DJ Chark: I have big expectations for this team and I want to live up to them

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The Lions brought in DJ Chark on a one-year deal to improve the club’s receiving corps.

Entering his fifth season, Chark appears to be fitting in well with Detroit’s offense and quarterback Jared Goff.

Coming off a fractured ankle that prematurely ended his 2021 season, Chark said over the weekend that he can feel the offense jelling. But he’s also been asked to do more in Detroit’s scheme than in Jacksonville.

“Just different concepts that they’re asking me to do that I just haven’t really done since like maybe like my second year in the league, I might have did a few of the things but just consistently throughout the years I haven’t been,” Chark said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “So there’s a lot of nuances in the playbook that’s allowing me to move around.”

Chark’s best season was in 2019 when he caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards with eight touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl that season. Now he’s trying to replicate that kind of production for Detroit.

“[I] really have big expectations for this team, definitely for this offense, and I want to do my best to live up to those.”

5 responses to “DJ Chark: I have big expectations for this team and I want to live up to them

  1. Ehhhh just about every offseason theres been the Chark hype since his 1,000 yard season which a lot of advanced stats said was likely an anomaly(and so far has proven to be)

  2. Chark has been lights out in practices during camp. And he seems like a good guy – zero ego, team first. With the OL healthy and fully in tact, running game looks like it can take a step and with ARSB establishing himself as a threat, Chark could be primed for a career year. The connection with Goff looks legit so far.

  3. 6’4″ runs a 4.34 40, what’s not to like? Anyone who survived that mess in Jacksonville has to have some real “grit” which is a prerequisite for holding down a roster spot with the Lions. I’m all in with Chark – he’s liking like the real deal! In fact,our entire WR group (including Hockenson and Swift) is looking like we’ve really built something special here in Detroit! My son and I are totally stoked to watch our Lions team grow and develop in the coming months and years.
    GO LIONS!

  4. The Lions defense may be the biggest reason for camp success of the Lions offense.

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