3. The pedigree is there. The welcome has been warm.
Regardless of what you think about Ward or how his career has turned out to this point, we know the guy can play.
Here’s what was said about him when he came out of Houston:
"Dual-threat quarterback who consistently found ways to make plays and win. Came into college as a wide receiver and won’t have to step blindly into new position. Good speed and has the fluid hips to shake defenders in space after the catch. Coaches praise him for his toughness and football intelligence. Background as quarterback allows him to identify coverages quickly as a wideout. Has some punt return experience at Houston."
He may not have made a ton of highlight reel catches on Sunday, but you’d be hard pressed to find an Eagles fan who thinks of Ward negatively. He’s a true professional. ‘The Birds’ loved him. A lot of the fans loved him. He just fell victim to the numbers game on more than one occasion. Philly just always to have a few guys who were better.
The response to his return has been a warm one though. Check this out:
Ward’s got a third chance in Philly now. He’s familiar with the coaches. He’s familiar with the system. He knows the offense and some of the guys who have played in it. The opportunity is there. Will he seize it? Eagles fans will definitely be paying close attention to this one, but we’ll have to wait and see how things develop.