The Detroit Lions will soon begin preseason practices. With that being said, it’s time to explore what the offense offers in 2020
With the 2020 NFL season officially scheduled to start on time, the Detroit Lions will be starting team activities come August 1st. On that date, the team will start their physicals and equipment gathering, followed by workouts on August 3rd. To see the full offseason plan decided upon by the NFL and NFLPA, click here.
Now that the team will finally be able to come together for physical conditioning, workouts, meetings, and practices, everyone will start to get a better idea of what the team will look like this season. The general feeling around Detroit is that they could have a good season as long as the defense can operate at just a league-average level.
The offense, however, is set to pick up where they left off after quarterback Matthew Stafford got injured halfway through the season last year. Expectations are high for the offense, and they look like they could very well deliver upon those hopes.
The offense has an impressive core of play-makers along with solid depth at a couple of positions on that side of the ball. Starting off with the offense, the most important player on the field; the quarterback.
Lions Offensive Roster Preview: Quarterback
This position is pretty straight forward. The starting quarterback for the Lions is without a doubt, Matthew Stafford. That’s for a good reason too, as the veteran quarterback was on pace to throw for almost 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns last year, to just 10 interceptions.
Unfortunately, an injury robbed him of his last eight games of the season, effectively ending the Lions’ season as well. Should Stafford miss time again this year, however, things shouldn’t look quite as bleak. Detroit went out and made a strong effort to sign one of the top back-ups in the league in Chase Daniels.
Daniels is not Stafford, no doubt about it. However, he is an adequate back-up that should keep the Lions afloat if Stafford does happen to go down for a game or two. Daniels will do a good job of not turning over the ball and getting passes out quickly to the numerous play-makers he will have around him.
The third quarterback on the roster right now is former Purdue Boilermaker, David Blough. The young passer showed potential to be a solid back-up option in the future but failed to play good enough to secure the spot for the 2020 season. However, the Detroit brass clearly likes something about his game, so it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see the Lions carry all three of these guys on the roster for the 2020 season.