The Sad Lions Got Blocked by the XFL in an Attempt to Sign QB Josh Johnson

CLEVELAND, OHIO - AUGUST 29: Quarterback Josh Johnson #4 of the Detroit Lions runs during the second half of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Lions 20-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Being a Detroit Lions fan has to be so depressing at times for folks out there.

It seems like whenever this team gets a glimmer of hope, there's always something that obliterates it. For example, the Lions got off to a 2-0-1 start on the season, but have lost seven of their last eight games since. But, even worse was back in 2008 when Detroit went undefeated in preseason, only to literally go 0-16 when it mattered.

This trend is sadly continuing for the Lions. They're currently looking for another backup QB, and were eyeing Josh Johnson of the Los Angeles Wildcats. But for some odd reason, the XFL is blocking Detroit from signing him.

Wow. We'd love to know the reasoning behind a whole league preventing the Lions from making a pretty insignificant signing. This block shouldn't really upset Detroit fans, but this continuous pattern of a potential positive falling through must get tiresome.

With Matthew Stafford battling a back injury, the Lions were hoping to bring in a veteran presence for the QB room. Thanks to the XFL, they'll have to look elsewhere.