Michigan fans in the Detroit area have continued to promote former Wolverines QB Jake Rudock in recent years as he spent the last three years with the Detroit Lions replacing Matthew Stafford.
He was fired from the local franchise, but was quickly picked up by the Miami Dolphins.
Did Detroit make a mistake? Rudock definitely wants to show Lions that they have done a great deal.
In the preseason on Friday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rudock went for 72 yards with a touchdown to an interception 6-for-11. But that touchdown showed the moxie he often delivered in his only year in Ann Arbor.
His preseason line the first week was even better. As a relief to starter Josh Rosen, Rudock completed 6-of-8 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.
While Detroit may have been a new home for Rudock given his time in Ann Arbor, it is even more important to be signed back home from Miami, as Rudock is from Florida, was born in Miami and holds his high school ball in Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas has played.