Detroit Lions players select five captains for 2021 season

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) warms up before an NFL preseason football game.

Allen Park — After an offseason filled with turnover throughout the Detroit Lions' organization, it hardly comes as a surprise the team selected four new captains ahead of the 2021 season.

After a team vote, quarterback Jared Goff and center Frank Ragnow will represent the offense, linebackers Trey Flowers and Alex Anzalone the defense, with linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin on special teams. 

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16), left, and Frank Ragnow (77) will represent the offense as captains.

From that group, only Flowers served as a captain last season. Goff and Anzalone are in their first year with the Lions, but the quarterback previously served as a captain for the Los Angeles Rams, where he played his first five seasons. 

Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) will be the captain of special teams.

Like Anzalone, Ragnow and Reeves-Maybin are first-time captains. Long snapper Don Muhlbach had served as the team's special teams captain the previous three seasons, but he was released during training camp.

Ragnow, coming off his first Pro Bowl selection, replaces offensive tackle Taylor Decker, who held the honor each of the past two seasons.

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