The Detroit Lions will apparently head into the season with former Michigan QB Jake Rudock as their No. 2 signal-caller behind Matthew Stafford.
Dan Orlovsky, a 12-year NFL veteran who has been with the Lions for the last three seasons (and from 2005-2008), said on Sirius XM NFL that he was cut by the Lions because they’ve decided to make Rudock their backup.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) February 16, 2017
Rudock transferred to Michigan after four years at Iowa, including two as the starter. Under Jim Harbaugh’s tutelage, he threw for 3,017 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions as a graduate transfer in 2015.
The Lions drafted Rudock in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, though he didn’t see any game action during the regular season.