The possibility of the Eagles heading into the regular season with more than three quarterbacks on the active roster seems increasingly likely with each passing day. Despite the team’s flurry of moves at the quarterback position prior to the NFL Draft, league sources believe the team is poisted to add to the fold come April.
Maybe Chip Kelly wants to get a look at as many guys as he can. Or maybe, just maybe, he truly intends to use a handful of players once the season gets underway. The newest name on the Eagles radar? Arizona quarterback Matt Scott.
Should the Eagles select Scott, or any other quarterback come April, the team would have six quarterbacks under contract.
The Pac 12 conference is the obvious tie between Scott and new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who coached against the 22-year-old. Oregon rolled Arizona 49-0 in that game. Still, Scott is an athletic passer who excelled at Arizona running a read-option offense who threw for 27 scores who added another six on the ground a year ago.
If the Eagles are indeed interested in adding Scott, it likely won’t cost the team an early draft pick–he’s projected by many draft experts to be selected in the fifth round.
Here’s a look at Scott’s work while at Arizona.