Currently, Jared Goff is flying solo at quarterback for the Lions. The team made the call to waive backup David Blough on Wednesday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
Detroit’s new plan centers around Nate Sudfeld, whom NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport adds is expected to sign and be Goff’s new backup (Twitter link).
The Lions engaged in trade discussions with the 49ers, but the teams could not come to terms. After the 49ers decided to move on and give their third-string job to Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy, Sudfeld is now free to sign with the Lions.
As for Blough, who has been with the Lions since 2019, the team would like the Hard Knocks cast member to stay on as a practice squad arm, Schefter tweets. The former Purdue quarterback initially signed with the Browns as a UDFA but became a Lion via a late-summer trade three years ago. After making five starts as a rookie, Blough spent part of the 2020 season on Detroit’s practice squad. He was on the team’s active roster last season.
Sudfeld, 28, will join his fourth NFL team soon. While he has never made an NFL start in six seasons, the Indiana product’s cameo in Week 17 of the 2020 season — when he replaced Jalen Hurts late in a pivotal (though not for the Eagles) season finale — became rather controversial. Sudfeld has attempted 37 career passes, completing 25 of them (at 5.1 yards per attempt, however).
The former Washington UDFA spent much of his career as a Philadelphia third-stringer, who did rise to the position of Nick Foles‘ backup during consecutive Eagles playoff runs. Sudfeld landed in San Francisco last year. Jimmy Garoppolo‘s decision to accept the 49ers’ pay-cut offer changed the 49ers’ depth chart, pushing Purdy down to No. 3. Sudfeld could not secure that gig but looks to be moving to a No. 2 role soon.
7 comments on “Lions To Waive QB David Blough, Plan To Sign QB Nate Sudfeld”
Anyone but Blough is a good move by the Lions
Mr. Blough or Blough King?
Well now I hope Blough starts another NFL game at some point just so I can sing the song.
Is he related to Sofa King?
This is a lateral move at best. I really wish they would’ve brought in someone like Mason Rudolph.
Only Lions fans seem to care so much about backup qb. They arent super bowl contenders this year with Goff and they would suck with Blough, Sudfeld, or Rudolph. Why bother giving up draft capital for Rudolph? Who is Tom Brady’s backup qb? Who is Matt Stafford’s? Chad Henne is backing up Mahomes…
Because most of us don’t have much faith in Goff, or him straying healthy, and the Lions have yet to bring in/draft his replacement. I believe it’s possible they can compete to make the playoffs this year.