Not a real lion. That would be weird, and against football rules. Lions can’t play football.
No, instead of undergoing a metamorphosis and shedding his human body, Mike Thomas has kicked off what’s sure to be another NFL trade deadline filled with similar nothingness. He’s been traded from the Jaguars to the Lions for an undisclosed draft pick.
A future trade or signing with the Bengals will now fulfill Thomas’ destiny, and complete the jungle cat trifecta.