Geno Smith, QB
Throughout the offseason, the Eagles coaching staff and the front office made it clear that they wanted to ensure there was a battle for the backup quarterback position. Without Nick Foles, the Eagles lost perhaps the best insurance policy you could have for Carson Wentz. While Nate Sudfeld has garnered a ton of praise by his team over the last two seasons, they still have to keep him motivated by giving him some competition for the second-string job.
Keep in mind, the Eagles seem likely to draft or sign an undrafted rookie for the quarterback position, but Doug Pederson stated that he desires a veteran quarterback for Philly. With the way backups get paid nowadays, it made sense for the Eagles to wait.
With the quarterback market being so inflated for contract numbers, the logical move is to see which quarterback’s remain unsigned so you can bring them in on a team-friendly deal. After all, it’s pretty much common knowledge that Sudfeld has the backup spot locked up. But a little competition never hurt.
So who’s the best quarterback available? Maybe it’s former second-rounder, Geno Smith. Once upon a time, Smith was the face of the New York Jets after they drafted him to be their franchise quarterback. Smith struggled as a starter in the NFL, and never found his groove at the next level. At this point, he seems ready to accept his role. He wouldn’t make a crazy impact, but at least he could give the backup position some stability. Smith versus Sudfeld would be a nice battle.