Well, this should make Jeffrey Lurie happy. According to a report, the Philadelphia Eagles intend to work out Trace McSorley at their Pro Day.
It appears Philadelphia Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie might get his wish. According to a report by NFL Insider and SiriusXM radio host Adam Caplan, ‘The Birds’ plan to host former Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley at their Pro Day for a workout.
If you remember, they also met with him at the most recent NFL Scouting Combine.
Lurie stated, not long ago, that his suggestion was that the Eagles should draft a quarterback in every NFL Draft. Though that may actually veer towards the area of slightly unnecessary, it appears Joe Douglas, Howie Roseman and company may have the boss’ wishes in mind this time around.
Here’s the tweet from Caplan:
McSorley could experience a long wait during the upcoming draft to hear his name called. Though it doesn’t appear that he’ll avoid the ‘project’ moniker from any NFL team that takes him, he is expected to be attending someone’s rookie minicamp and training camp. Whatever happens after that is completely up to McSorley.
"Gritty, successful three-year starter who fell victim to a disappointing regression during his senior season. McSorley is a dual-threat quarterback who lacks size and arm talent but has shown an ability to throw with anticipation to help overcome his average arm strength. While McSorley can handle RPO duties, he seemed to be more comfortable and accurate when sitting down on throws from the pocket. He must regain his accuracy and confidence or he will need to try and transition to another position to make it."
In his 46-game career in ‘Happy Valley’, McSorley completed just under 60 percent of his passes, which isn’t going to wow a ton of NFL franchises. He also racked up just under 10,000 passing yards, 9,899 to be exact, and he tossed 77 touchdowns against 25 interceptions.
He also ran for 1,697 yards on 473 career rushing attempts, and he reached the end zone 30 times when he decided to tuck the ball and run. Might this be the guy who ultimately joins the Eagles’ nest? We’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case.