3. Is there a need to put McCown on the field?
If Kessler is in the concussion protocol, there’s a chance that he may be out by the Eagles’ final preseason game, a battle versus, of all teams, the last team that McCown played for, the New York Jets.
As poetic as some preseason revenge for McCown sounds, here’s a fair question. Do the Eagles even need to play him? One would think that after seeing Thorson go a full four quarters in Week 2 of the preseason, that it wouldn’t hurt to give him the rock again next week and. possibly, the week after.
He needs as many in-game reps as he can muster. It would be nice if he got them and if McCown would only serve as insurance. We know that won’t happen. Philly’s going to want to see McCown too, but it seems like a waste for a guy many see as a ‘bandaid signing’.
Philly’s made it clear that for now, they’re trusting the future of their franchise to Nate Sudfeld, who we think will be back early in the regular season and to Thorson. Again, maybe they should let the guys who will be here play and let McCown serve in the emergency role. That probably won’t happen and will be seen as ridiculous. It was just a thought.