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Detroit Lions
Quarterback
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Quarterback

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Hendon Hooker Moves Into QB2 Role

Detroit Lions quarterback Hendon Hooker was rumored to be a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft in the middle of his stellar final season at Tennessee in 2022. However, he suffered a late-season ACL tear and was ultimately a third-round selection by Detroit. Teddy Bridgewater was Jared Goff's primary backup last season, while Hooker spent most of his debut campaign on the Injured Reserve list. With Bridgewater announcing his retirement this offseason, the 26-year-old is set to move into the QB2 role in 2024. So far at OTAs, the reviews have been promising. "It was fun watching Hendon Hooker sling it in a team setting for the very first time," Colton Pouncy of The Athletic wrote. "Really nice touch on his deep ball. Good velocity. One of his best plays of the day was a deep ball down the right sideline to Daurice Fountain, which drew "oooohs" and "aaahhs" from the team." After Goff signed a four-year extension to remain with the organization, Hooker's narrow path to the starting job closed. However, he can be stashed in deep Superflex or two-QB leagues. If Goff had to miss any time due to injury, the 26-year-old sophomore would have intriguing upside thanks to his rushing ability and pass-catching group headlined by Amon-Ra St. Brown and Sam LaPorta.

May 27, 2024 4:28 PM EST


Lions Open Practice Window For Hendon Hooker

The Detroit Lions opened the 21-day practice window for rookie quarterback Hendon Hooker (knee) on Wednesday, meaning the team now has 21 days to officially activate him from the Non-Football Injury list. Hooker continues to recover from a torn left ACL. The Lions opened the season believing that 2023 would basically be a medical redshirt year for the 25-year-old signal-caller from Tennessee. Hooker can begin to practice with the team this week, but it's still probably unlikely that he's actually activated to the active 53-man roster to close out the regular season. Jared Goff will remain Detroit's starter under center as long as he's healthy, and he's being backed up by veteran Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Martinez.

Nov 29, 2023 1:21 PM EST



Hendon Hooker Could Practice This Week

Detroit Lions quarterback Hendon Hooker (knee) could begin practicing this week. Head coach Dan Campbell said the Lions could activate Hooker from the NFI (Non-football injury and non-football illness) list this week, meaning he'd be eligible to take the field. Hooker has been recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in late November of the 2022 college football season. The Tennessee product isn't likely to see playing time this year, but he could push veteran Teddy Bridgewater for the No. 2 quarterback job. This offseason, Campbell said Hooker is likely to have a "redshirt" year in 2023, so he will not be a factor in fantasy football unless Goff and Bridgewater get injured.

Nov 27, 2023 2:41 PM EST


Hendon Hooker To Begin Season On NFI List

Detroit Lions rookie quarterback Hendon Hooker (knee) will start his first NFL season in 2023 on the Non-Football Injury list, according to a source. Hooker continues to recover from an ACL tear he suffered in college, and the Lions will continue to take it slow with their No. 68 overall pick in this year's NFL draft. This move was expected since the day the Lions took the 25-year-old in the draft. He'll be forced to sit out the first four games of the season, but Hooker is fully expected to have a redshirt year in 2023. Nate Sudfeld tore his ACL in the preseason finale on Friday, so the Lions will most likely look to add another veteran signal-caller behind Jared Goff and Teddy Bridgewater before the start of the regular season.

Aug 28, 2023 11:50 AM EST