Lions Work Out Two QBs

The Lions’ quarterbacks are both ailing, so the team brought in a pair of signal-callers for auditions today. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports (via Twitter) that Detroit worked out Joe Callahan and Taryn Christion.

Callahan, 26, has spent time with six organizations (not including two stints with the Packers) since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2016. The Wesley (DE) product appeared in a single game for the Packers during the 2017 season, completing five of his seven pass attempts for 11 yards. Callahan was waived by the Ravens at the end of the 2019 preseason, and he was later selected by the Seattle Dragons during the XFL Draft.

Christion, an undrafted rookie out of South Dakota State, spent the preseason with the Cowboys. He actually had a solid outing during the team’s preseason finale vs. the Buccaneers, completing 11 of his 17 attempts for 142 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The 22-year-old spent time on the Steelers practice squad earlier this season.

The Lions have a short week, as the team will be playing in their annual Thanksgiving contest. It’s uncertain if Matthew Stafford will return this season from a back injury, and fill-in Jeff Driskel is currently dealing with his own hamstring injury. Otherwise, the Lions are only rostering third-stringer David Blough. We learned yesterday that the Lions were hunting for some quarterback help, as the XFL blocked the Lions from signing quarterback Josh Johnson.

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  1. So if the Lions get a top 5 pick, do they go QB and look to replace Stafford in a year or two?

    • crosseyedlemon

      If you need a QB in a year or two then you get a QB in a year or two. Using a top 5 pick on a clipboard holder when then are many other important needs could get you fired.

        • crosseyedlemon

          If a QB is actually good enough to warrant being among the top 5 players selected, shouldn’t he be good enough to start immediately? If you have enough QB depth that you can have him walking around with a clipboard for a season or two then why didn’t you use the pick for a more pressing need and get a player who could make an immediate impact?

          • Thomas Bliss

            I see your point but you’re still liable to struggle playing a rookie quarterback right off the bat.

    • $16MM Dead Cap if cut next year (post June 1), Cap save of $15.5MM. He’s not going anywhere until 2021 at earliest.

      • I should have looked at the cap before posting.

        Being 3-7-1 with a +30-year-old QB with a bad back isn’t a pretty picture. Stafford might be their best player, and how much longer can they count on him?

  2. Brandon Hawkins

    How is an XFL QB working out for them when the XFL just denied another QB going to the Lions? Is Vince choosing which ones he wants?

        • AndyMeyer

          Speaking out on social injustice, racial profiling and inequality is hardly a “game”

          • carlos15

            Yea wearing pig socks is speaking out against inequality. He’s done nothing for inequality except use it to make himself a martyr and a victim. Dudes a joke.

            • AndyMeyer

              Pig cops equal police brutality.
              Police brutality equals social injustice and racism

          • Ironman_4life

            Excepting a job from a company that was heavily find for illegal child labor is also not social justice.

            • Thomas Bliss

              Hell if you want to get all this bullshit over than just sign the guy or at least offer him a tryout.

        • washington_bonercats

          His “PR” game lol. Dude clearly wants a job and nobody wants to give him one. What PR could you fall into?

      • Driskell is hurt as well, and it looks like they’ll go with 1 QB on Thurs. That seems like a bad idea.

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