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Report: Jake Rudock named back-up QB in Detroit

According to a report from SiriusXM's Ross Tucker, former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock will become the back-up quarterback for the Detroit Lions.

It's been quite the journey for former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock.

From a rocky tenure at Iowa that led to a benching, a graduate transfer to U-M to a seventh round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the last few years have been a whirlwind for Rudock. The winds will continue to swirl as his recent success equates to even more good news for the young quarterback.

According to SiriusXM's Ross Tucker, the Detroit Lions are moving on from back-up quarterback Dan Orlovsky. Meaning Rudock, for the time being, has secured the back-up quarterback position behind Matthew Stafford.


Rudock finished his graduate transfer season with the Wolverines with over 3000 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Rudock, who was drafted by the Lions, had a strong preseason performance last season but it wasn't enough to secure a roster spot. After spending most of the season with the practice squad, Rudock was placed on the active roster late in the season.

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