Detroit Lions QB Nate Sudfeld was once the ‘poster boy’ for tanking

Last week, the Detroit Lions trimmed their roster down to 53 players, and both backups quarterbacks, David Blough and Tim Boyle were casualties. (Note: Boyle has since re-signed and Blough signed with the Vikings.)

Following their cuts, the Lions announced they had signed QB Nate Sudfeld to be the backup for starter, Jared Goff.

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After the news broke, Sudfeld, who formerly played for the San Francisco 49ers, told reporters that he is “super pumped” to be a Lion.

“Things ended in San Francisco, and basically I caught a red-eye out here. Landed at 5.a.m. (Wednesday) and went straight here for a physical and meetings and practice yesterday.

“I was going off about an hour of ‘flight sleep.' Last night I was able to get nine hours of sleep. I felt really good today.

“It happened fast, but I'm super pumped to be here.”

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Detroit Lions QB Nate Sudfeld was once the ‘poster boy' for tanking

During a recent interview, Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation explained how Nate Sudfeld was once the poster boy for tanking with the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Sudfeld became the poster boy for tanking when the Eagles pulled Hurts during their 2020 season finale,” Brandon Lee Gowton told Mike Payton.” With the Eagles only down three points early in the fourth quarter, they replaced their rookie quarterback with Sudfeld. He came in and threw an interception on his second passing attempt. Then he fumbled for a Washington recovery on the second play of his next drive.

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“Tanking that game was actually quite beneficial for the Eagles in the long run. So, fans should be grateful to Sudfeld for that!

“But Sudfeld’s time in Philly was clearly done after that. Especially with the Eagles firing their coaching staff and bringing in a new one.”

Let's hope the Detroit Lions are not in a position this coming season where they feel the need to tank football games!

Nation, do you like that the Detroit Lions signed QB Nate Sudfeld to back up Jared Goff?


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