Will the Lions draft a Quarterback in 2016?

The Detroit Lions have not drafted a quarterback since drafting Matthew Stafford first overall in 2009. This year’s draft could change that as the Lions may select a quarterback to groom as Stafford’s backup.

The Lions have not had a solid backup QB since Shaun Hill was on the team. Dan Orlovsky has served as Stafford’s backup the past two seasons, but the Lions and fans alike know they shouldn’t expect much from Orlovsky if Stafford were to go down with an injury (Orlovsky started a majority of the team’s games during the 0-16 season).

The New England Patriots have drafted six quarterbacks to serve as Tom Brady’s backup after he became the starter, so it would be no surprise to see Lions general manager Bob Quinn follow in that path.

While it would be nice to see the Lions groom a quarterback under Stafford, there are plenty of other holes to fill on the roster. There will also be a number of veterans on the free agent market (Drew Stanton, Matt Cassel, and Mike Vick, to name a few) that could be a fit for the Lions’ backup position.

What do you think, Nation, would you like to see the Lions select a quarterback in this year’s draft?

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