The Detroit Lions continue their rotating door of quarterbacks to start as undrafted rookie David Blough earned his first start for the Thanksgiving game. After injuries to Matthew Stafford and poor play by Jeff Driskel the Lions chose to put in the young man out of Purdue into the game against the Chicago Bears.
And it gave Blough something else to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.
“I’m thankful for it all, the ups and downs. I knew there were gonna be some. I wasn’t gonna be perfect. I wanted to give everything I had,” Blough said per John Niyo of The Detroit News.
Blough did just that with his performance in the loss to the Bears. He threw for 280 yards as he completed 22 of his 38 passes. The 24-year-old threw touchdown passes on each of his first two drives which included a 75-yard touchdown to receiver Kenny Golladay to open the game.
Although the young quarterback ended his first start with the Lions on a game-ending interception, he’s still happy with doing “what you dream about as a kid.” He wasn’t too happy about the result at the end of the game either as it ended 24-20, but the Lions will look to ride with the young man for the rest of the season.
They have four games left on their schedule including two divisional games against the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.