Kellen Moore QB DET 6 Months
Lions coach Jim Caldwell hinted he plans to keep three quarterbacks this season.
"It's tough this day and age, with the way our game is, without a third quarterback," Caldwell admitted. "I've had a couple places where we carried two. We'll see what happens." Kellen Moore has spent the last two years as Detroit's No. 3 quarterback, but needs to have a strong camp to secure his roster spot and will be pushed by rookie James Franklin. Dan Orlovsky is slated to open the season as Matthew Stafford's backup.
Kellen Moore QB DET Jun 09 '79
Kellen Moore is expected to stick as the Lions' third quarterback.
The bulked up Moore has shown significant improvement in Year 2. Through three preseason games, he's gone 20-of-30 (66.6 percent) for 223 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. It's good for a 110.8 passer rating. The Lions are grooming Moore as Matthew Stafford's long-term backup as 33-year-old Shaun Hill enters the final year of his contract.
Kellen Moore QB DET Feb 20 '78
Coach Jim Schwartz isn't sure if the Lions will carry three quarterbacks in 2012.
The Lions have only Shaun Hill and undrafted free agent Kellen Moore under contract behind Matthew Stafford. Moore says he signed with the Lions in part because they only had two other quarterbacks. Unless Moore absolutely tanks in camp, Stafford's injury history will likely compel Detroit to carry three signal callers.