After the Detroit Lions cut their roster down to 53 players, their quarterback situation still needs to be addressed
Three more days until the Detroit Lions will face the Chicago Bears in their Week One matchup on Sunday. After roster cuts were made, with second-year passer David Blough among them, the team’s left with only two quarterbacks on the depth chart.
Earlier in the year, I wrote an outlook for Blough’s upcoming season. I was certain the Lions were going to keep him on the active roster. However, this wasn’t the case. And whether Detroit decides to pick up another quarterback or not, here’s the argument on why they should.
With the uncertainty of the current worldwide pandemic, there’s a chance either quarterback Matthew Stafford or Chase Daniels could test positive for COVID-19 during the season. So training and developing another quarterback on the practice squad besides Blough would be a wise precaution.
Adding another passer to the team, someone who can learn the playbook and gain chemistry with the rest of the roster could be a clever strategy. This way, in a disaster scenario where both Stafford and Daniels are unavailable, the Lions would have more options than Blough in a shorten time period.
This strategy also applies to injuries. Say if Stafford is in a situation that forces him to miss several games again this season, it would be nice to see another developmental quarterback in the mix who could start in a pinch.
Two potential names for the Detroit Lions to consider
Two interesting quarterbacks I believe the Detroit Lions should consider include former 2018 first-rounder Josh Rosen, who is currently on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad. The other is Steven Montez, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound undrafted rookie out of Colorado with upside. Montez is currently a member of the Washington Football Team’s practice squad.