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Sunday open thread: Will the Lions keep three quarterbacks this year?

Will they play it safe, or use the extra spot for depth elsewhere?

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One of the more interesting camp battles this year has been for the backup quarterback position. The Detroit Lions signed Tim Boyle to a one-year deal this offseason and while he’s been the favorite to be Jared Goff’s backup, he hasn’t exactly distanced himself from David Blough. At camp, the two have alternated days as the No. 2 quarterback. So what are the chances the Lions decide to keep both and go with three QBs?

In 2020, the Lions decided to keep only two QBs, despite it being a weird season with COVID restrictions and players suddenly unavailable to play. Of course, this is a new regime and there is no basis for whether they will favor keeping a third QB or using that spot to add depth elsewhere.

Today’s Question of the Day is...

Will the Lions keep three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster?

My answer: No.

My gut tells me that despite it being a semi-close fight for the backup QB job, Brad Holmes will go with Goff and Boyle and use the extra spot to keep an additional player at a position like offensive or defensive line instead.

A third QB, in my opinion, has very little impact on the roster. Once you lose your starter for the season, it’s usually game over and time to start thinking about next year. There are also plenty of free agents to pick up off the waiver wire if you reach that point, too.

What do you think?


Will the Lions keep three QBs this year?

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