6 Ex-Detroit Lions backup QBs who played in 2022

If you happened to tune in for Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, you are likely aware of the fact that 49ers starting quarterback Brock Purdy suffered an elbow injury in the first quarter, forcing him to leave the game. Replacing Purdy in the lineup was backup QB, Josh Johnson. If that name sounds familiar, it is because he is a former backup quarterback for the Detroit Lions.

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6 Ex-Detroit Lions backup QBs who played in 2022

After Johnson was forced to replace Purdy, Erik Schlitt tweeted out that Johnson is the sixth ex-Lions quarterback to play elsewhere during the 2022 season. The six ex-Lions QBs to play in 2022 are as follows.

  • Josh Johnson
  • Josh Dobbs
  • Tim Boyle
  • David Blough
  • Chase Daniel
  • Jeff Driskel

By the Numbers

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Here is how those former Detroit Lions quarterbacks performed in 2022:

  • Josh Johnson (10 passing yards, 3 yards rushing in two games *Not including today
  • Joshua Dobbs (411 passing yards, 2 TDS, 2 INTs in two games)
  • Tim Boyle (33 passing yards, 2 INTs in one game)
  • David Blough (402 yards, 2 TDS, 2 INTs in two games)
  • Chase Daniel (52 passing yards, 1 TD in four games)
  • Jeff Driskel (108 yards, 1 TD in four games)
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