Boyle, Blough out, Sudfeld in: Meet Lions new backup quarterback

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nate Sudfeld throws a pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) (Abbie Parr, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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.

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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.

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.