The Lions have a new backup quarterback -- and his last name doesn’t start with a B.
The Lions parted ways with both candidates for the backup job - David Blough and Tim Boyle. Both underperformed in preseason games and the front office decided to change directions entirely.
Enter Nate Sudfeld. The former 49ers quarterback was signed by Detroit on Wednesday morning and immediacy becomes No. 2 to Jared Goff.
Sudfeld was let go by the 49ers on Tuesday. He appeared in four games as a backup with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2017-2020. He originally got his start in Washington in 2016 as a sixth-round draft pick out of Indiana.
Sudfeld, 28, has thrown for 188 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 77.3.
Sudfeld is originally from Santa Clara, California. He was on the Philadelphia Eagles team that was Super Bowl LII. His brother, Matthew, was a wide receiver for Cleveland, and his brother Zach played right end for the Patriots and Jets.