"I'm looking at the whole picture and not just this year, but looking to the future to see where everything stands and just play it out," Maxiell said.
A good season could draw a better offer, but Maxiell still thinks highly of Detroit.
"It's a great organization and I love the players," Maxiell said. "The city and fans are great. It's like home already. I don't want to leave it."
Jason Maxiell doesn’t want to leave …
By Matt Watson