Matthew Stafford continues to sit with fractured bones in his back, so Jeff Driskel remains the next man up this week for Thanksgiving day when the Lions host the Bears. Now there is some concern over Driskel’s healthy, as he was listed as limited with a hamstring injury on their Monday injury report. That report is just an estimation, as they didn’t have a real practice, but there’s reason to be concerned about a hamstring injury.
The Lions reached out to one of their old quarterbacks, Josh Johnson, to see if they could sign him, but the XFL blocked their overtures, according to Adam Schefter. Reaching out to Johnson might show how concerned the team is with Driskel’s hamstring.
If Driskel doesn’t end up playing and the team doesn’t go after another quarterback, they would turn to David Blough, who is quite a good magician. Still, maybe not an NFL quality starting quarterback, Blough was with Cleveland in the preseason and completed 58.1 percent of his passes, as he went 25-of-43 for 271 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
The odds are that Driskel will play, but if he doesn’t, we can probably lower the already low 39 point over/under and the Lions fantasy stats all around.