Eagles Taking a look at In-Home Candidate to Battle Jalen Hurts

Nate Sudfeld


Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld went in for Jalen Hurts and helped Washington take the NFC East.

Typically the most effective issues are those you don’t have to repair. Forgotten in all of the speak of free-agent quarterbacks coming into battle Jalen Hurts for the beginning job is one identify: Nate Sudfeld.

The Philadelphia Eagles sacrificed their last recreation of the 2020 season to see what Sudfeld may do. That was Doug Pederson’s reasoning for benching Hurts in Week 17 within the fourth quarter with a three-point recreation hanging within the stability. Neglect the actual fact they wanted a loss to safe the sixth general decide.

Sudfeld didn’t mild up the stat sheet that day. The third-stringer went 5-of-12 for 32 yards and one interception for a 14.6 QB score. Sudfeld was additionally sacked twice and misplaced 16 yards in what was thought-about an atrocious efficiency, at the least in line with the attention take a look at. And regardless that Pederson is now not working the present, there’s a new perception that Sudfeld’s future in Philly isn’t essentially over.

The 27-year-old quarterback stays an unrestricted free agent — bear in mind, the Eagles inked him to a one-year $2 million deal final offseason — and may very well be an possibility this 12 months to carry Hurts’ clipboard. The surface-the-box concept was first floated on the market by The Related Press‘ Rob Maaddi.

“You study on this league by no means to imagine something, you gotta go earn it each single day,” Sudfeld advised reporters eventually 12 months’s coaching camp. “It’s a damaged document however lease is due daily and also you gotta be sure to convey it. So positively not taking something with no consideration, staying grateful for the chance I’ve and placing my finest foot ahead daily and simply preserve enhancing as a participant, once more simply taking it someday at a time.”

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Jeffrey Lurie Loves Sudfeld’s Arm, Potential

Eagles proprietor Jeffrey Lurie boldly claimed that Sudfeld “throws the most effective lengthy ball on the roster” at his end-of-year press convention. The remark elicited fairly a number of chuckles on Jan. 11 as Lurie was defending Pederson’s resolution to play Sudfeld over Hurts within the last regular-season recreation. However the 69-year-old billionaire doubled down by complimenting Sudfeld’s “awfully good” follow habits and his potential to someday be a beginning quarterback within the NFL.

“I’m at follow quite a bit. Our coaches know far more than I do. Throws the most effective lengthy ball on the roster,” Lurie advised reporters on Jan. 11. “I believe what occurred was he, in case you bear in mind, broke his wrist within the preseason a 12 months in the past. Our plan was to offer Nate a variety of taking part in time in that preseason. The entire concept was to determine is Nate our long-term backup, is he a possible starter within the league, and the way good is Nate, as a result of he’s awfully good in follow.

“After which we tendered him a second-round unique rights designation price tens of millions of {dollars} and due to this fact, it simply confirmed the place we thought he was each as a quarterback and as a teammate. What occurred this 12 months, the preseason acquired worn out, so there was no probability to make use of him this 12 months both.”

Scratch Raiders WR Off Free Company Want Record

Tyrell Williams has been repeatedly linked to the Eagles in free company resulting from his long-standing relationship with Nick Sirianni. The 2 spent 2016 and 2017 collectively within the Chargers’ group when Sirianni was receivers coach there.

The Las Vegas Raiders formally launched Williams final week and everybody assumed he would signal on an inexpensive “show it” deal to mentor Philly’s younger pass-catchers.

Nope. Not occurring. Based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Williams is on his approach to the Detroit Lions after inking a one-year, $6 million contract. It’s not a variety of scratch however the Eagles seem absolutely dedicated to their impending youth motion.