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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1
Hendon Hooker


College: Tennessee | Rookie
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 1998-01-13
2024 Bye Week: 5

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 113 QB

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Hooker was recovering from a torn ACL last season and served as the third string for the Lions. He will look to move up the depth chart this year and be the top backup to Jared Goff. There are thoughts that Hooker could be the future starter for the Lions. Hooker gets rid of the ball quickly and normally makes the right reads. He has a solid arm and is not afraid to make plays with his legs. He is coming off a major injury, though, and played in an offense in college that was a little gimmicky. He will need to learn how to play in a more pro-style offense, so learning from Goff should be a positive thing for him. 

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Hooker is a better player in dynasty formats. He is not likely to find the field unless injury hits. He is an intriguing player for the down the road, though, especially if you consider the talent he might work with in Detroit.

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Player Notes
May 27 4:30pm ET

Detroit Lions quarterback Hendon Hooker was rumored to be a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft in the middle of his stellar final season at Tennessee in 2022. However, he suffered a late-season ACL tear and was ultimately a third-round selection by Detroit. Teddy Bridgewater was Jared Goff's primary backup last season, while Hooker spent most of his debut campaign on the Injured Reserve list. With Bridgewater announcing his retirement this offseason, the 26-year-old is set to move into the QB2 role in 2024. So far at OTAs, the reviews have been promising. "It was fun watching Hendon Hooker sling it in a team setting for the very first time," Colton Pouncy of The Athletic wrote. "Really nice touch on his deep ball. Good velocity. One of his best plays of the day was a deep ball down the right sideline to Daurice Fountain, which drew "oooohs" and "aaahhs" from the team." After Goff signed a four-year extension to remain with the organization, Hooker's narrow path to the starting job closed. However, he can be stashed in deep Superflex or two-QB leagues. If Goff had to miss any time due to injury, the 26-year-old sophomore would have intriguing upside thanks to his rushing ability and pass-catching group headlined by Amon-Ra St. Brown and Sam LaPorta.

From RotoBaller

Dec 19 7:50pm ET

The Detroit Lions waived kicker Riley Patterson on Tuesday and activated rookie quarterback Hendon Hooker (knee) from the Non-Football Injury list in a corresponding move. The writing was on the wall for Patterson when Michael Badgley was active over him in Saturday's win over the Denver Broncos. The 24-year-old wasn't bad in 13 games for Detroit in 2023, going 15-for-17 on his field-goal tries while missing two of his 37 extra-point attempts. The 25-year-old Hooker could be the quarterback of the future in Detroit, but his first year in the NFL was always expected to be more of a medical redshirt year while recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in November of 2022. For the rest of this season, he'll practice with the team and try to learn behind Jared Goff and Teddy Bridgewater.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 19-Dec-2023: Hendon Hooker - ACT - The Detroit Lions activated QB Hendon Hooker.
  • 29-Nov-2023: Hendon Hooker - IRDR - The Detroit Lions placed QB Hendon Hooker on IRD.
  • 20-Jul-2023: Hendon Hooker - NON - The Detroit Lions placed QB Hendon Hooker on the Non Football injury list.
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