Pelissero said they’ll take the week to see how Stafford throws the ball. But, as Pelissero added, Stafford is tough as they come and the expectation is he starts Sunday against the Panthers. If he can't, Daniel would be next up.
Patricia said the team is doing it "out of respect for Matthew and his competitiveness," but it doesn't sound like the Lions would be wise to suit him up with the season lost. Blough will get the start in Week 14 and looked good on Thanksgiving.
The season just gets worse for the Lions, who on now on their third quarterback this season and are on a run of seven losses in eight games. The offense already took a hit under Driskel and might even drop another level or two under the undrafted rookie out of Purdue. At this point, the season can't end soon enough for the Lions.
If Driskel can't go, Blough looks like he'll get start assuming Stafford wouldn't be able to play. Even if Driskel plays with a sore hammy, it would likely limit his own running game and overall fantasy production. It's a tough matchup against the Bears defense on top of it.