We are just 20 days away from the start of the 2022 NFL season and as it stands, we still do not know who the Detroit Lions will be rolling with as their backup quarterback. In fact, it does not sound like Lions head coach Dan Campbell knows who the starter will be at this point in time.
On Monday, Campbell spoke to the media and when asked about the Lions' backup QB situation, he said it's very close.
“I think it's neck and neck,” Campbell said.
He later added that it's likely that Boyle will get the start on Sunday during the Lions' final preseason game of the year against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
#Lions coach Dan Campbell on backup QB situation: “I think it’s neck and neck.”
Right now, it’s likely Tim Boyle might start in the last preseason game, according to Campbell.
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Dan Campbell says Detroit Lions starters will play in final preseason game
During his first season as head coach of the Detroit Lions, Dan Campbell chose to rest his starters for the final preseason game of the year but that was then and this is now.
Prior to Monday's practice in Allen Park, a practice that was coachless, Campbell spoke to reporters and he explained the plan for the Lions' starters on Sunday against the Steelers.
“I know this, the starters will play,” Campbell said. “I don't see Goff playing and he's not gonna talk me into it. I told him that this morning so he'll know my conviction. But I do see the starters playing and we'll see where it goes. You know they need to be prepared for a half, I told them. And so I know their guys are playing about a half. I talked to coach (Mike) Tomlin, so this will be really good for us.”
Nation, who do you think will Dan Campbell will ultimately name as the backup QB for the Detroit Lions?