Lions Not Actively Searching For New Third-String Quarterback

Although the Detroit Lions did re-sign Shaun Hill this offseason, a need still exists on the depth chart for quarterback. With Drew Stanton leaving for the New York Jets and later being dealt to the Indianapolis Colts, the Lions only have Hill and Matthew Stafford on the roster right now. Several teams only carry two QBs during the season, but the Lions haven't been one of them in the past.

In order to fill this need, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said that the team will take a look at drafting a quarterback or finding a developmental guy in free agency later in the offseason. Right now, finding a new third-stringer isn't exactly very high up on the list of priorities, so the Lions are just going to wait and see what happens in the draft.

"I think that role, whether it's filled in the draft or free agency, will be a developmental type player," Mayhew said. "I don't know how old that guy will be, but we'll see him as guy who has the opportunity to develop and has upside, whoever that player is."

At this point, that's probably the best course of action to take. You're going to be hard pressed to find a third-stringer as good as Stanton, so you might as well take a look at somebody with upside and somebody who could develop into a solid backup down the road.

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