But on Saturday, both quarterbacks made some big plays during the Lions' 27-26 win over the Indianapolis Colts and it is really anyone's guess as to who will win the job.
David Blough vs. Tim Boyle: Updating the Detroit Lions backup QB battle
Following the game, Lions head coach Dan Campbell spoke to reporters and he said he said both David Blough and Tim Boyle “did a great job.”
“(Blough) driving us down the field at the half and coming away with that touchdown was big,” Campbell said. “I thought Tim Boyle had a good half, too. You know, I thought he moved the ball. … When called upon, he stepped up and made some plays.”
During the first half against the Colts, Blough was 16-for-22 for 76 yards and a touchdown. The Lions did not punt a single time with Blough running the show but he did toss one interception
“I tried to force it in there (on the interception) and should have just progressed on and got unlucky with the bounce. They made a good play,” Blough said. “As a quarterback, you've gotta take care of the football. A lot of that is how we're evaluated. So, I gotta clean that up moving forward.
As far as Boyle goes, he was very accurate as he was 12-for-15 passing for 99 yards and a touchdown to go along with no interceptions.
At this point in time, I am still giving the nod to David Blough but I would not be surprised no matter what Dan Campbell decides.
Nation, who do you think will eventually be named the Detroit Lions No. 2 quarterback?