Jake Rudock
Jake Rudock
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Miami Dolphins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Lions let Dan Orlovsky walk in free agency during the 2017 offseason after the veteran spent three seasons as the primary backup to quarterback Matthew Stafford. This decision seemed to be a display of faith in Rudock, who was then entering his second season after Detroit made him a sixth-round selection in 2016. However, after enjoying his promotion for one year during the ensuing campaign, this offseason the Lions went out and signed Matt Cassel, a journeyman who was in New England with current GM Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia from 2005 to 2008. Cassel surpassed Rudock as the No. 2 signal-caller during the offseason program, significantly reducing his already small chance of seeing the field anytime soon. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Dolphins in January of 2019.
Inks with Miami
QBMiami Dolphins
January 12, 2019
Rudock signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Rudock has spent his first two seasons in Detroit, but mainly on its practice squad. He did suit up three times this past season, and completed three passes on five attempts of 24 yards and an interception. He will now look to make an impression in Miami to the and earn a spot on the Dolphins 53-man roster.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
The Lions like what they have in 2016 sixth-round pick Jake Rudock. Not only did Detroit management uncharacteristically carry him as their third quarterback for most of last season in order to prevent another team from signing him off their practice squad, but they then parted ways with veteran Dan Orlovsky in the offseason, signaling their belief in Rudock as their No. 2 quarterback of the future. However, they probably weren't expecting accomplished Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya to fall to the sixth round of this year's draft. After seeing the Lions select Kaaya in the same round they picked him last year, Rudock will now have to fend off the rookie in order to retain the backup role to starter Matthew Stafford -- who hasn't missed a game since 2010.
The Lions used a sixth round pick to grab Rudock in the 2016 NFL Draft, presumably because the Michigan QB played in a pro-style offense at Michigan and evidenced rapid development under the tutelage of former NFL QB and head coach, Jim Harbaugh. However, he is not a lock to make the team's 53-man roster and will need to perform very well to convince Detroit to carry three quarterbacks into the regular season.
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Waived by Detroit
QBFree Agent
September 1, 2018
Rudock was waived by Detroit on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Falls to third on depth chart
QBDetroit Lions
June 5, 2018
Rudock -- who worked as the No. 2 quarterback during OTAs -- has fallen behind Matt Cassel on the depth chart, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
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Tendered contract for 2018
QBDetroit Lions
March 14, 2018
The Lions tendered a contract Wednesday to Rudock, an exclusive-rights free agent, for the 2018 season, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Attempts five passes in 2017
QBDetroit Lions
January 7, 2018
Rudock completed three of five pass attempts for 24 yards and one interception in one appearance for the Lions in 2017.
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Likely to stick in backup role Week 14
QBDetroit Lions
December 10, 2017
Rudock is expected to remain Matthew Stafford's (hand) backup Sunday against the Buccaneers with the latter expected to make his 108th consecutive start, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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