Yeah, so, the quarterback situation I touched on in the update I posted earlier seems to have gotten a little murkier.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press is now reporting that Shaun Hill might be done for the season:
The Detroit Lions are down to their third option at quarterback for the foreseeable future.
Shaun Hill broke the index finger on his throwing hand in the first half of last week’s loss to the Patriots and could miss the remainder of the season, a person familiar with the situation said.
Considering the team worked out a pair of former Lions QBs, J.T. O'Sullivan and Josh McCown, on Monday, this definitely seems very believable.
If Drew Stanton is indeed the starter on Sunday against the Bears -- and he's the only remaining healthy QB that fully knows the offense at this point -- he'll have his best opportunity to prove his worth in the NFL. Stanton, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, has been given virtually zero chances of proving himself despite the fact there has been plenty of quarterback controversies and injuries during his tenure with the Lions. It'd also be pretty fitting if the first of what could ultimately be five very telling starts for Stanton comes against Rod Marinelli and Mike Martz, the two jackals who never really gave Stanton a fair chance to develop on the field.
I'm sure Schwartz will provide all the answers we're looking for tomorrow. Heh.