Detroit’s backup quarterback will a backup to his backup on Thursday afternoon.
The Lions will originate third-stringer David Blough beneath middle against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving, sources suggested NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Stacey Dales on Wednesday night. The team later confirmed the recommendations.
Lions backup Jeff Driskel, who has been filling in for injured starter Matthew Stafford, has been hindered by a hamstring hurt this week and can simply no longer originate. On the other hand, Driskel could support up Blough against Chicago. Tight pause Logan Thomas is Detroit’s emergency quarterback if wished, Dales reported.
This can designate the second time in four weeks that Chicago will grasp evaded playing against Stafford. Driskel filled in for the oldschool QB in Detroit’s Week 10 loss at Chicago, his first of three starts for the Lions. In these three games (all losses), Driskel finished 59.1 p.c of his passes for 685 yards, four TDs and four INTs. He used to be sacked 11 events, including six events last week, and added 151 yards on the bottom.
This is also Blough’s first NFL originate, and this could simply come with the nation looking out at. An undrafted rookie out of Purdue, Blough started this season as a member of the Cleveland Browns. Detroit traded for the old Boilermaker on Aug. 30, and Blough has remained on the Lions’ roster all season.
At Purdue, Blough played in 44 games and started 36 over four seasons, leading the Boilermakers to a 13-23 document. He left college with 9,734 passing yards, 69 touchdowns and 43 interceptions, including 13 ratings on the bottom. Blough misplaced the lone bowl sport he started — the 2018 Tune City Bowl to Auburn.
Now no longer great is well-known about what Blough is on the NFL diploma. He used to be so off the radar of draft-perts that he did no longer accumulate a profile on NFL.com sooner than the 2019 draft.
Households around the nation will know Blough’s title after the next day.