The Lions are scheduled to start minicamp on Friday, but new coach Jim Schwartz isn’t eager to add another quarterback to his roster. Could that be because he plans to take Georgia QB Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 overall pick in next week’s draft?
MLive.com has the details:
- Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said a few weeks ago the team planned to sign a veteran backup, but that has not happened yet. Schwartz was asked why the team would not make such a move in time for the minicamp.
- “It’s hard to give reps to a lot of guys,” he said. “We’ll have a hard enough time trying to get reps to three quarterbacks as it is now. Let’s revisit that after this minicamp.”
After this minicamp is the draft. And with Daunte Culpepper, Drew Stanton and Drew Henson as their quarterbacks, the Lions likely will seek a long-term upgrade at the position.
Will that upgrade be Stafford? In three of four NFL.com mock drafts, our experts have Detroit calling Stafford’s name.