There’s a good chance the Eagles draft a quarterback this year

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) /

Even with Carson Wentz and Nate Sudfeld on the team, the Philadelphia Eagles could snag another quarterback in the draft this year.

The Philadelphia Eagles don’t have too many question marks on their team this year. Aside from a glaring hole at running back, and middle linebacker, the Eagles are still in excellent shape. Surely, they are playoff contenders once again, which makes this year’s draft quite easy to figure out. Their strategy heading into it? Pick the best player available.

For example, it doesn’t matter if you are stacked at a position. You take the top player on your board. So what the Eagles have multiple defensive ends which are of starting caliber. If the best player available is a defensive end, you snag the defensive end. If the best player available is a wide receiver, you take the wide receiver. If the best player available is a quarterback – Then yes, you still take the quarterback.

So what if the Eagles know that Carson Wentz is their franchise quarterback of the future. Sure, they have Nate Sudfeld stepping up into the number two role, but who knows if he will be around for them next year. This year could be the time to grab a young passer, who can develop behind Wentz for cheap for the next four seasons. Plus, Eagles’ owner Jeffery Lurie makes it clear that he would like the Eagles to get another quarterback in this year’s draft anyway.

Will the Eagles continue to draft quarterbacks?

While in Arizona with the rest of the NFL’s coaches, owners, and GM’s, Jeffery Lurie held a press conference with the local media. That’s when he confirmed that he would like it if the Eagles drafted a quarterback at least every other year. They haven’t selected one since grabbing Wentz in 2016, but with Nick Foles out of the picture, and Sudfeld being on a one-year tender, it makes sense why the Eagles would want to start drafting and developing now.

While the Eagles stressed that they want to bring in another veteran quarterback to compete with Nate Sudfeld for the backup job this summer, it seems like they have missed out on some of the more prominent candidates. At this point, Sudfeld is their best bet. And as veterans continue to ink deals elsewhere, it seems more realistic that the Eagles go with the draft route.

Now, don’t think for a second that Philly will spend any significant pick on a passer this year. As they do have a nice stack of draft picks, most of the early-to-mid round selections will be used elsewhere. But if there’s a decent, under the radar quarterback available late in the draft, don’t be surprised if the Eagles spend one of their picks on a passer.

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