David Blough expected to start at quarterback for Lions vs. Bears
The Detroit Lions are desperate at quarterback and will be digging deep on Thanksgiving.
David Blough is expected to get the start at quarterback for Detroit against the Chicago Bears, both ESPN and NFL Media reported Wednesday. Blough, 24, is an undrafted free agent out of Purdue. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in May and was traded to Detroit in August.
Blough was initially part of a quarterback group that included Tom Savage and Josh Johnson behind Matthew Stafford. The Lions wanted to sign Johnson, but the XFL blocked that move, leaving them to look elsewhere.
Matthew Stafford has missed the last three games with a back injury, and Jeff Driskel had been starting. However, Driskel has a hamstring injury, which has led to the Blough decision. Driskel would serve as the backup.
Blough went 25/43 for 271 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the preseason.