Philadelphia Eagles have a ton of confidence in Nate Sudfeld

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Nate Sudfeld
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Nate Sudfeld /

Doug Pederson has been oozing with confidence in third-string QB Nate Sudfeld.

The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the best situations at the quarterback position. Their starter is an MVP caliber superstar in Carson Wentz. He is backed up by the Super Bowl MVP, Nick Foles. And Foles is backed up by former Washington Redskins’ quarterback Nate Sudfeld. Heading into the 2018 season, the Eagles have some massive decisions to make concerning the most critical position in football.

While Wentz is undoubtedly the starter when he is healthy, the Eagles need to decide if they will have Foles start off the 2018 season, or take a shot on Sudfeld. There are pros and cons to both situations. Foles is a guy who we know the Eagles can win with. But he carries a lot of trade value and the Eagles could strike while the iron is still hot.

On the other hand, Sudefeld is showing some decent upside. But his skillset is still a big question mark after his second season in the NFL. With the way it sounds though, the Eagles have a ton of confidence in Sudfeld if they do happen to trade away Foles. Eagles coach Doug Pederson had a lot of positive things to say about the potential future backup while at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

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Pederson’s confidence in Sudfeld is obvious. We’ve heard that Sudfeld has turned heads at practice on numerous occasions, but he has been receiving some high praise from not only Pederson but from Howie Roseman and his teammates as well.

This upcoming offseason will be the first that Sudfeld gets to spend with the Eagles. The last two seasons he spent the spring and summer with the Redskins. This year, he will get to work out with the Eagles for the entire training camp.

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At this point, the health of Wentz will not dictate whether Foles get packaged away or not. It will be up to Sudefeld to prove that he can take the reigns for a few weeks while Wentz full recovers. If Sudefeld can back up what he has been praised for, then there is no doubt that a coach like Pederson will give him a shot on opening night.