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Detroit Lions GM Brad Holmes reveals mistake he will not make again


When you are talking about the biggest position battles heading into an NFL training camp, it is not very often that the battle for the No. 2 QB spot is at the top of the list. But that is exactly what happened with the Detroit Lions before the 2022 season, as David Blough and Tim Boyle went toe-to-toe right down until the clock struck midnight. And when the clock did strike midnight, GM Brad Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell decided to roll with Blough as Jared Goff‘s backup.

What did Brad Holmes say about the Detroit Lions making the No. 2 QB spot a priority?

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On Thursday, Holmes joined the crew on 97.1 The Ticket, and he vowed that the backup QB position is going to be a priority during the offseason. In fact, Holmes said he has already told his team that they would not put themselves in the same position as they were in leading up to the 2022 season.

“Going into this past year, yeah, we went down to the umpteenth hour trying to figure out what we were going to do at No. 2,” said Holmes. “And I’ve let it be known internally that we’re not going to be in that position again going into this year. We have to get that settled.

The Lions eventually moved on from Blough, and they signed Nate Sudfeld, who Holmes said did a “nice job” as Goff’s backup.

“I thought Nate Sudfeld did a nice job with us, so we’ll figure that out, but I am going to make it a point of emphasis. Being that we’re finally in a position to address that quarterback room behind Jared, that is going to be a point of emphasis this year.”

Personally, I would be pretty surprised if Sudfeld was back as Goff’s backup in 2023, but he could be the No. 3.

Nation, do you think finding a formidable backup QB should be a point of emphasis during the upcoming offseason?

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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