Detroit Lions: 5 most interesting 2022 training camp battles
2. No. 2 Quarterback
The Lions are saying they’re comfortable, or even confident if quarterbacks coach Mark Brunell is to be believed (he shouldn’t be believed), in the battle between Tim Boyle and David Blough to be Jared Goff’s backup.
Not that it took much to look better than Boyle, based on the accounts of those who were there on the ground, but Blough could be making a strong case to be the No. 2 quarterback after a good showing during OTAs.
Not drafting a quarterback this year is fine in a broad sense, since forcing that is not ideal. But making no apparent effort to upgrade over Boyle or Blough is borderline malpractice from Lions’ general manager Brad Holmes. It’s not even that there was (or is) a great list of other options, it’s that finding someone who is better than at least Boyle is not hard. As said before here, the Lions could have won two of his three starts in place of Goff last season if he was merely mediocre.
But it is what is, barring a move to add someone else that doesn’t appear to be anywhere on the radar as a possibility. It’ll be Boyle and Blough “battling” to be first in line to play if Goff can’t, and thus who will put the Lions further behind the eight-ball to win any game he has to play.