It appears the Lions have decided on a QB of the future.
Well, a backup, anyway.
Johnson, 33, was signed during training camp after the Lions lost Tom Savage to concussion. He showed some good flashes during the preseason and backed up Stafford for Detroit's first two games.
But the Lions might be ready to move on to Blough. The Purdue product piled up 3,705 yards last season, which ranked second in the Big Ten and 11th in the country, and threw 25 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He signed with the Browns in May as an undrafted free agent.
It's been a long time since the Lions had a steady backup at the quarterback spot. GM Bob Quinn has cycled through three players the past three seasons in Dan Orlovsky, Jake Rudock and Matt Cassel.
He told reporters last month he'd like to find a long-term solution.
"You got to have the right guy in the draft, or the right guy in free agency, that makes the right sense at the right price at the right time to kind of solidify it," Quinn said.
Blough -- or Driskel -- might be the right answer.