The Lions Reportedly Might Be Trying To Orchestrate A QB Trade

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The Detroit Lions reportedly might be interested in trading for Mason Rudolph.

Rudolph is currently battling for the starting quarterback role in Pittsburgh, but with Mitch Trubisky ahead of him, it seems unlikely he gets on the field.

Now, the Steelers might be attempting to offload him to Detroit.

Will the Steelers trade Mason Rudolph? (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Andrew Fillipponi recently reported he was told by a former NFL GM the Lions could trade for the former Oklahoma State star “by the end of the week.”

Currently, Detroit’s backup quarterbacks are Tim Boyle and David Blough. Neither guy is someone you want under center in an NFL game.

Will the Detroit Lions find a new backup quarterback? (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Last season, Boyle threw three touchdowns to six interceptions and Blough has four touchdowns to seven interceptions since 2019.

There’s no doubt Jared Goff is the team’s starting QB, but if something happens to him, there’s no reason to believe the backups will be competent at all!

Who will be Jared Goff’s backup? (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

Blough and Boyle have combined for seven touchdowns to 13 interceptions over the past couple years! That’s an appalling stat.

It would make sense for the Lions to start chasing other options.

Will the Steelers trade backup quarterback Mason Rudolph? (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

While Rudolph is certainly not a star, he has plenty of starting experience and would be a clear upgrade over the other backup QBs on the roster.

Will Mason Rudolph be traded? (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Lions should definitely take a hard look at pulling a trigger on a trade for Rudolph or any QB that would provide some actual depth behind Goff.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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