ALLEN PARK, MI - MAY 12: Kellen Moore #17of the Detroit Lions throws a pass during a rookie mini camp at the Detroit Lions Headquarters and Training Facility on May 12, 2012 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
With players getting some time off before the start of training camp later this month, Detroit Lions quarterback Kellen Moore has been back home in Boise, Idaho. On Saturday, he signed autographs for Boise State fans, and he also took part in a Q&A with the Idaho Press-Tribune (via the Free Press).
The most interesting part of the interview was when Moore was asked about what his experience in the NFL has been like the last couple months. He talked about the people he's been working with, and in a follow-up question, he gave his take on the Lions' decision to sign quarterback R.J. Archer a couple weeks ago.
Q: Now with two months as being a Lion, how would you see your experience?
A: "It’s been really good. The other quarterbacks are awesome. Scott Linehan is the offensive coordinator — he’s (tight end) Gabe Linehan’s uncle — and he’s been great. (Backup) Shaun Hill’s been great, 11 years in the league. He wasn’t drafted, so he’s someone I can definitely relate to. Matt (Stafford) has been tremendous.
Q: The Lions brought in a fourth quarterback (R.J. Archer) to compete for the third spot with you. How have you taken that?
A: "It’s the NFL — it’s part of the process."
Moore and Archer will go into training camp as the two candidates to be the Lions' third QB. Not only will they be competing against each other to win the third-string job, but they will also need to show the coaches that they are good enough to be worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster since it's not a given that the Lions will keep three QBs. It should be an interesting battle, to say the least.