5 Quarterbacks the Eagles Could Bring in For Backup Competition

With Nate Sudfeld out for a little while with a broken wrist, it's worth thinking about a possible reinforcement (especially after Cody Kessler's and Clayton Thorson's ungodly performances on Thursday night). Doug Pederson said the team has no current plans to bring in a new quarterback, but that could always change. So we are being proactive and looking at five possible quarterbacks the Eagles could bring in.

Sam Bradford

Not a name most Eagles fans want to hear, but he is already somewhat familiar with Doug Pederson's system when he was still in Philly in 2016 before being traded right before the start of the regular season. Bradford's 65% completion percentage in 2015 was one of the highest in a season in Eagles franchise history -- a "Checkdown Charlie"might be able to get the job done for the Birds.


Brock Osweiler

Another option that's feasible but not that flashy, Osweiler has starting experience. In 30 career starts, Osweiler has a 15-15 record, compiling over 7,400 yards and 34 touchdowns. He won't be the next Nick Foles, but being able to stay at .500 could help out the Eagles if he were ever needed to step in for Carson Wentz.

Landry Jones

Jones hasn't played since 2017, but he does have some real game experience in the NFL, going 3-2 in five career starts. In his career he has 1,310 passing yards and eight touchdowns. Another gross option, but there's not much talent on the market.


Luis Perez

Perez was briefly on the Eagles earlier in the offseason. Once the team drafted Clayton Thorson he was shown the door, but Thorson's ugly performance Thursday night could mean Perez can come back through that door. Perez was a star in the AAF when it was up and running, throwing for the 3rd most passing yards in the league (1,461).


Brandon Silvers

Silvers also played in the AAF in his most recent quarterback adventures, but he was not as polished as Perez was. He threw for 799 yards and only four touchdowns as he split time with Zach Mettenberger and Christian Hackenberg (both of those guys could also be options, but fans might throw stuff at Hackenberg if he ever wore an Eagles jersey again).

There's not much talent out in free agency at the quarterback position thanks to all 32 teams having 90 rosters. The Eagles could decide to wait and see if any quarterbacks get waived in the coming weeks before making a move, but if they want to make a move now, these are the best guys out there.

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