The month of August was a whirlwind for the Detroit Lions and their search for quarterback depth. In that month alone, the Lions signed Josh Johnson, Luis Perez and traded for David Blough. Two of those quarterbacks ended up making the final roster, while the two quarterbacks who had been with the team since June—David Fales and Tom Savage—were both cut over the weekend.
Well, we may be in for some more quarterback roster moves now that we’re in the month of September.
Sloter has spent the last two seasons on and off the Minnesota Vikings’ 53-man roster, and for the past three preseason, Sloter has lit it up. Check it out:
2017: 31-of-43 for 413 yards, 3 TDs, 125.4 passer rating
2018: 41-of-56 for 366 yards, 4 TDs, 114.1 passer rating
2019: 39-of-51 for 443 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT, 120.0 passer rating
Sloter still has practice squad eligibility, so there’s a chance the Lions decide to keep him around, although Detroit already appears to like David Blough as their developmental option at quarterback.
UPDATE: Per Pelissero, the Lions are also working out former Bills quarterback Tyree Jackson. Jackson is an undrafted rookie out of Buffalo. He was invited to the Senior Bowl earlier this year and actually won the game’s MVP award.
Apparently, the Lions are going to have a serious competition to see who will be their developmental quarterback for the future.
UPDATE 2: Apparently Sloter will not be making it to his workout in Detroit: