Nate Sudfeld

Detroit Lions
Quarterback #2
Detroit Lions
Quarterback #2

Nate Sudfeld News

Will be No. 2 Sunday

Sudfeld (illness) is active Sunday against the Vikings.

Analysis: Sudfeld didn't practice this week due to the illness, but he'll suit up Sunday against the Vikings. As long as Jared Goff stays healthy, Sudfeld will likely remain on the sidelines.

Dec 11, 2022 9:14 AM EST


Dealing with illness

Sudfeld (illness) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Vikings.

Analysis: Sudfeld didn't practice all week due to an illness, but he still has a chance to suit up Sunday. If Sudfeld is deemed unavailable for Week 14, the Lions would likely elevate practice-squad quarterback Joshua Dobbs to the active roster to operate as the primary backup behind Jared Goff.

Dec 9, 2022 1:44 PM EST



Signs with Detroit

Sudfield was signed by the Lions on Wednesday.

Analysis: Sudfield was cut by the 49ers on Tuesday, but he quickly found a new home with Detroit just one day later. The quarterback will operate as Jared Goff's only backup heading into the start of the regular season. David Blough was waived to create an open roster spot Wednesday.

Aug 31, 2022 7:55 AM EST


Visiting with Lions

The Lions are expected to sign Sudfeld if he passes a physical Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: The Lions have already cut the first of their two underwhelming backup QBs from this summer, Tim Boyle. David Blough would seem to be on the chopping block as well if Sudfeld indeed signs with the team.

Aug 31, 2022 5:48 AM EST


Starting at Minnesota

Sudfeld is the Niners' starting quarterback for Saturday's preseason matchup at the Vikings, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld was San Francisco's leading passer in the team's preseason opener vs. Green Bay, which was evidently enough to earn him the start for game two of the preseason with presumed starter Trey Lance sitting out. Pending a potential trade to send Jimmy Garoppolo elsewhere, Sudfeld is battling 2022 Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy for a backup spot on the initial 53-man roster, and he could give himself a leg up with another solid performance against Minnesota.

Aug 20, 2022 4:17 PM EST



Sticking with 49ers

Sudfeld signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Thursday.

Analysis: Sudfeld spent the majority of the 2021 season on the 49ers' practice squad, but was elevated to the active roster and a gameday inactive on four occasions. He could occupy the backup role in 2022 if Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is traded, but San Francisco would likely bring in more competition at the position if that is the case.

Mar 10, 2022 5:37 PM EST


Moves back to practice squad

Sudfeld was reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Sudfeld has spent several games with the active roster this season, serving as the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback on the positional depth chart. However, he never appeared in a game this year.

Jan 31, 2022 6:08 PM EST


Elevated from practice squad

Sudfeld was elevated to the 49ers' active roster from their practice squad ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld was elevated to the active roster several times during the regular season but didn't appear in any games. He'll serve as the No. 3 quarterback behind starter Jimmy Garoppolo and backup Trey Lance on Sunday.

Jan 29, 2022 1:47 PM EST


Sent back to practice squad

Sudfeld reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Sudfeld was elevated to serve as Trey Lance's backup with Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) out against the Texans. The Indiana product could again get the call in Week 18 depending on Garappolo's health.

Jan 3, 2022 10:11 PM EST


Bumped up from practice squad

Sudfeld was elevated to the 49ers' active roster from the practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Sudfeld will be the No. 2 quarterback Sunday against the Texans, with Jimmy Garoppolo doubtful due to a thumb injury. Sudfeld has appeared in four NFL games in his career, all with Eagles and spread out between 2017 and 2020. The 28-year-old has completed 25 of 37 asses for 188 yards, with one touchdown and an interception in his career.

Dec 31, 2021 3:24 PM EST


Back to practice squad

Sudfeld reverted to San Francisco's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Sudfeld was elevated to the active roster ahead of the 49ers' Week 7 tilt against the Colts to serve as Jimmy Garoppolo's backup. Though he was active, Sudfield did not play with Garoppolo handling all of the duties at quarterback. With rookie Trey Lance nearing a return, Sudfeld may not be elevated to the active roster any time soon.

Oct 26, 2021 6:03 AM EST


Elevated to active roster

Sudfeld was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld was elevated to the active roster ahead of the 49ers' Week 5 matchup with the Cardinals to serve as Trey Lance's backup, as Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) was inactive. However, in Week 7, he will be serving as Garoppolo's backup with Lance (knee) sidelined.

Oct 23, 2021 3:23 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Sudfeld reverted to the 49ers' practice squad following Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old didn't appear in Sunday's Week 5 matchup while working behind Trey Lance. If Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) is cleared to return after the 49ers' bye week, Sudfeld will likely remain on the practice squad.

Oct 11, 2021 2:11 PM EST


Elevated by San Francisco

Sudfeld was elevated from the 49ers' practice squad Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld will serve as the backup quarterback behind Trey Lance against the Cardinals on Sunday since Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) has been ruled out. The 28-year-old made one appearance with the Eagles last year and completed five of 12 passes for 32 yards and an interception while rushing twice for 12 yards.

Oct 9, 2021 1:49 PM EST


Receives walking papers

Sudfeld was released by the 49ers on Tuesday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld played in the season finale for the Eagles last season and completed five of 12 passes for 32 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. With Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance (finger) on the final roster, there was no room for a developmental quarterback. Sudfeld could land on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Aug 31, 2021 4:17 PM EST


Inks with 49ers

The 49ers signed Sudfeld to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Analysis: Sudfeld ends up with a crowded landing spot, as the 49ers already have Josh Rosen and Josh Johnson around to compete for backup roles. Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) also remains in house, and at No. 3 overall San Francisco seems destined to select a hopeful franchise quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, so there should be strong competition for even the third spot on the depth chart.

Apr 7, 2021 2:07 PM EST


Gets into one game in 2020

Sudfeld completed five of his 12 passing attempts for 32 yards and an interception in his lone appearance during the 2020 season.

Analysis: Sudfeld only saw playing time because Carson Wentz was a healthy scratch in the final game of the year, and former coach Doug Pederson elected to bench an ineffective Jalen Hurts for the second half of that contest. The 27-year-old is due to become an unrestricted free agent, but he has a good chance to be back with the Eagles next season, as he has hung on as a backup signal-caller in Philadelphia for the last five seasons.

Jan 20, 2021 12:31 PM EST


Inactive Week 2

Sudfeld (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Analysis: The nature of the Eagles' decision is not yet known, but either rookie Jalen Hurts has leapt Sudfeld for the No. 2 QB role, or the former will take the field Sunday for particular subpackages. In any case, Sudfeld won't get a chance to see the field Week 2.

Sep 20, 2020 8:59 AM EST


Beginning 2020 as backup

Sudfeld is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on Philadelphia's first unofficial depth chart, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld beat out Jalen Hurts for the backup gig in training camp. Though the Eagles no doubt envision the rookie second-round pick eventually climbing the depth chart, the job will be Sudfeld's to lose to kick off the 2020 campaign. Sudfeld didn't play in 2019, and he's only logged three appearances through his first three years with the Eagles, but his familiarity with the organization and scheme is an invaluable asset coming off an abbreviated offseason.

Sep 8, 2020 2:03 PM EST


Frontrunner for backup job

Eagles coach Doug Pederson suggested Tuesday that while Sudfeld will have to compete for the team's backup quarterback, he expects the 26-year-old to beat out rookie Jalen Hurts for the No. 2 job behind starter Carson Wentz, Matt Mullin of PhillyVoice.com reports. "Football teams are going to have to rely on their veteran players, and Nate is one of those guys for us. I have a ton of confidence in Nate to become the backup quarterback," Pederson said. "Nothing is ever handed to anybody, and we always try to create competition at every position, and quarterback is not exempt from that. But I fully expect Nate to come in and be aggressive and do the things that he's capable of doing and become the backup to Carson."

Analysis: Sudfeld made appearances in only three regular-season games through his first three years in the organization, completing 20 of 25 attempts for 156 yards and one touchdown. He dropped to No. 3 on the depth chart in 2019 after the Eagles signed veteran Josh McCown last August, but he'll head into training camp second in the pecking order after McCown wasn't re-signed. While the Eagles clearly have big plans for Hurts after nabbing him with the No. 53 overall pick in April's draft, the abbreviated offseason due to the coronavirus pandemic works against the Oklahoma product's chances of capturing a notable role in 2020, at least as a traditional pocket passer. Hurts could still see occasional snaps as a gadget player or Wildcat quarterback, but Sudfeld's prior familiarity with the Eagles' system and competent play when called upon in the past gives him a major leg up in the battle for the backup gig.

May 19, 2020 10:38 AM EST


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