Detroit Lions add a second Green Bay Packer in free agency, backup QB Tim Boyle

The Detroit Lions included a quarterback on Day 1 of totally free firm, and it was not — formally, a minimum of — Jared Goff.

The Lions consented to a one-year offer Wednesday with previous Green Bay Packers backup Tim Boyle, a source informed the Free press. NFL Network reported the offer deserves $2.5 million overall, with $1.5 million ensured.

Boyle played moderately in 3 seasons with the Packers after making the group as an undrafted totally free representative out of Eastern Kentucky in 2018. He was nontendered as a limited totally free representative today.

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QB Tim Boyle, from Green Bay Packers to Detroit Lions (free agent)

QB Tim Boyle, from Green Bay Packers to Detroit Lions (totally free representative)

The Lions started revamping their quarterback space in January when they traded Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Goff and 3 draft choices. The trade, which need to be revealed Thursday, might not settled up until the 2021 league year opened at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The Lions launched a nine-minute homage video to Stafford late Wednesday night in which Stafford thanked fans and called it “an honor for me to be the quarterback of this city.”

Stafford used No. 9 throughout his profession in Detroit.

Backup quarterbacks Chase Daniel and David Blough stay under agreement, however Daniel is anticipated to be launched and Lions basic supervisor Brad Holmes stated he is open to taking a quarterback in next month’s draft.

Boyle, 26, did not play as Green Bay’s No. 3 quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers and Deshone Kizer in 2018. He appeared in 11 video games the previous 2 seasons, logged 18 brings — a number of them kneel-down snaps — however did not try a pass.

In his only college season as a starter, Boyle tossed for 2,134 lawns with 11 goals and 13 interceptions. He played his very first 3 college seasons at UConn.

Boyle is the 2nd ex-Packer the Lions have actually included totally free firm. Late Tuesday night, they consented to a two-year offer with running Jamaal Williams.

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.

This short article initially appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions sign ex-Green Bay Packers QB Tim Boyle

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.