The XFL Blocks The Detroit Lions From Signing QB Josh Johnson

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The Detroit Lions are in a desperate need for a QB with Matt Stafford out of the lineup but the XFL and Vince McMahon don’t care about that.

According to ESPN, the Lions might consider shutting the franchise QB for the season with a back injury.


The Detroit Lions have discussed shutting down Matthew Stafford for the season because of his back injury, but that is not what the quarterback wants, and he still is hoping to play again this year, sources told ESPN.

Not only does Stafford want to play, but he is, in the words of one source, “maniacal” about it.

However, if the Lions cannot turn around their season and string together some victories, the safest approach might be to rest Stafford for an injury that doctors have told him would sideline most players six weeks.

Apparently, the Lions tried to sign QB Josh Johnson to give themselves a bit more depth at the QB position with Stafford out but the XFL blocked it.

Johnson had been recently signed by the league late last week.

Even the XFL is handing the Lions Ls these days.

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