Dennis Dixon Brings Skills and Experience to Run Eagles’ Offense

Earlier today, it was reported that the Eagles are likely to sign current Ravens practice squad quarterback Dennis Dixon once the Ravens season ends on Sunday. Dixon, a 2007 fifth-round draft pick of the Steelers, started only three games during his time in Pittsburgh and has become somewhat of a forgotten man as he’s been relegated to emulating Colin Kaepernick as the Ravens prepare for the Super Bowl. But with Chip Kelly now in Philadelphia, the Oregon connection could be in full effect this fall as Dixon looks to breathe new life into his career.

While it’s uncertain what role Dixon would fill in Philadelphia, he does bring a workable skill set and familiarity of Kelly’s offense to the table, something the other Eagles’ options at quarterback don’t possess.

Dixon hasn’t played since the 2010 season and has completed only 59.3 percent of his career passes. His career stat line reads more like a single game. The 28-year-old is 35 of 59 for 402 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also added one touchdown on the ground.

For those of you who have forgotten, this is what Dixon looked like with Chip Kelly calling the plays with Dixon at quarterback while in Eugene.

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  • Justin Kistner

    I watched the whole 8 minutes of Dixon’s highlight reel. He was a fantastic passer and a legitimate running threat. People may not remember, but in November of 2007, Dixon was the Heisman front-runner, the Ducks were #2 in the country. Then he went down with a knee injury at Arizona. If his knee is strong, this could be epic. Then somehow get LaMichael James. They’d be like the best of the Ducks, only white and green instead of yellow and green plus a more bad ass bird.