2. Phily’s got to figure a way to keep an athlete of this caliber around.
Ward played quarterback at the collegiate level for the Houston Cougars. Over the course of his 49 games there, he completed just under 68 percent of his passes, threw for 8,704 yards and compiled a 52/26 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
He added another 2,381 yards and 39 touchdowns on the ground.
With the Commanders, he played, primarily, in the slot. There, he hauled in 22 passes for 214 yards. He also made a name for himself as one of the AAF’s best return men.
Here’s an example:
With an aging Darren Sproles and DeSean Jackson on the roster, Philly may want to look at options for their return game. Might Ward be an option? Could he benefit Philly’s offense as a receiver? Here’s an even crazier idea (though not impossible). What if Ward could get in a battle for the third quarterback on the roster?
Okay, that last one might be crazy, but the Eagles might want to explore some options for utilizing Ward in different situations. It could lead to some interesting possibilities.