Lions QB David Blough Expected To Start Thursday

Lions quarterback David Blough is expected to make his first career start tomorrow in place of Jeff Driskel, a source tells Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Driskel is not expected to be able to play through a hamstring injury that’s been causing him problems.

Blough will be the third different player to start under center for the Lions. Driskel stepped in for franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford when he went down with an injury of his own. The Lions do not have another quarterback on their roster, which means tight end (and collegiate quarterback) Logan Thomas will serve as the team’s emergency backup.

An undrafted free agent out of Purdue, Blough, originally signed with the Browns. However, as roster cuts approached, the Lions agreed to swap conditional draft picks in exchange for the rookie signalcaller. Unlike Driskel, Blough is not a mobile quarterback (he ran a 4.9 40-yard dash during the draft process), and will have to rely on his skills as a pocket passer to take down the Bears.

In his first career start, Blough will be going up against one of the better defenses in football (Bears) on one of the biggest stages of the year (Thanksgiving). The pressure and bright lights will be on and he will get a chance to make an impression.

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  1. Hannibal8us

    Excellent more easy games for the Bears to convince themselves Trubisky is the guy.

  2. No backup QB? Brilliant move for ratings. I might actually watch the game to see if Thomas has to take some snaps,

    • tigersfan1320

      No point in signing him at this point in the season. It’d take him multiple weeks just to get accustomed to the playbook before he could even start, and by then stafford will probably be back, and if not their season is over anyways so they don’t need him

  3. playicy

    Lions are good on thanksgiving day, but the bears are scuffling of late, but the bears defense should step up against a third string Qb

  4. crosseyedlemon

    There hasn’t been a scoreless tie in 76 years but Blough vs Trubisky could be the epic battle that changes that.

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