Jake Rudock looks leaps and bounds better than he did last season in camp for the Detroit Lions. For nearly the past decade, the Lions have been led at quarterback by Matt Stafford, so like it or not, the Lions have to start thinking about the future. Right now it looks like the former Michigan QB could be that guy - that is if the Lions don’t deal him away first.

Rudock being pursued by several NFL teams?

True or not, the whispers of Detroit listening to offers for Rudock should make Lions' fans cringe.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the former Wolverine is starting to draw interest from several GMs across the league.

Rudock, a sixth-round pick out of Michigan in 2016, is under contract with the Lions through the 2019 season under the terms of his current deal. The way Jake has shown improvement, one would think for the first time in a long time, the Lions may have a dependable backup in case Matt Stafford gets injured.

While the argument can be made that the Lions need to bolster their defensive line due to injuries to starting left end Kerry Hyder and backup linebacker/defensive end Brandon Copeland to season-ending injuries in Week 1 of the exhibition season, the Lions shouldn’t be hasty with Rudock.

The 24-year-old is showing fans in Motown that he may have what it takes to be a good QB in this league, and having a solid backup quarterback is always something teams yearn for.

Dolphins shopping Jarvis Landry?

Another NFL trade rumor that has hit the media is that the Miami Dolphins may be listening to offers for wideout Jarvis Landry. While fans of the Dolphins are hoping that this rumor isn’t true, NESN is indicating that the Dolphins are willing to ‘seriously listen’ to any offers for Landry.

The big question is why?

Jarvis is the go-to guy on the Dolphins, a two-time Pro-Bowl selection, and he has become one of the best receivers in the league. In his last two seasons, Landry has had over 1,100-plus receiving yards in both campaigns. He also is one of the best wideouts in the NFL statistically in gaining yards-after-the-catch. So once again, why try and trade someone so young with so much upside?

Money may be the answer.

Landry is entering the final year of his four-year deal in 2017, in which he made only a total of $3 million dollars. Next season Landry will certainly cash in somewhere as a free-agent, and maybe the Dolphins' theory of trying to trade him now is that they do not feel confident enough that he will return in 2018.

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