The Detroit Lions add veteran long snapper to compete with Scott Daly.
It was a somewhat significant special teams move the team made that sneaked out shortly after Sunday’s bombshell that the Detroit Lions had agreed to sign defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.According to some reports, the Lions Long Snapper Jake McQuaid Signs One-Year Deal Worth $1.3 MillionIncludes $152,500 signing bonus.
As Pride of Detroit Special Teams expert Hamza Bakush outlined in a free agent profile of current Lions long snapper Scott Daly, the Lions had some issues with long snappers last season, so , McQuade is an important sign.
It’s been a roller coaster season for Daly. As the Lions continued the carousel with kickers, they had to almost start the carousel with a long snapper and Daly had a tough stretch midway through the season. 1 fumble), special teams coordinator Dave Fipp came to Daly’s defense after the PAT snap did the same in Week 9.
The Lions offered Daly an exclusive free-agent bid, but essentially guaranteed him to remain on the roster during offseason workouts.McQuaid might be seen as a significant upgrade. spent 10 years as a long snapper in St. Louis at age /los angeles rams, overlapping with current Lions general manager Brad Holmes. he also pro bowl Twice (2016, 2017).
Last year, McQuaid was a long snapper for the Cowboys, but he tore his triceps in Week 4 and missed the rest of the season.
So it looks like the Lions will have a long snapper camp battle this year.