Several signal-callers in the 2020 draft class could serve as some insurance and as a backup for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
Now, if you’re a ‘Birds’ fan or anyone else that calls themselves a die-hard NFL supporter, none of that comes as any real surprise. ’11’ isn’t going anywhere, and if they didn’t move him for Nick Foles you can best believe there isn’t anyone else that’s going to convince Philly that they should let him walk. Still, last season, the ‘Birds’ invested a draft choice into Clayton Thorson and then decided to say goodbye to him before the games in 2019 began to count towards an actual win-loss total.
The fact that they lost Nate Sudfeld early in the preseason didn’t seem to matter much. His place was taken by Josh McCown who’s over 40 and decided to call it a career shortly after Philly’s loss in the most recent NFC Wild Card Round.
CEO and chairman Jeffrey Lurie stated before last season that he desires to see his team take a quarterback in every draft going forward. With a projected ten picks in April’s selection meeting and an obvious need for depth in every one of the skill positions, we can all assume that Philly will address other needs early and then possibly try and figure out how they’ll address a need for a quarterback later.
We can rule out their chances of landing Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Jake Fromm or Justin Herbert, who’s beginning to climb quite a few draft boards after a terrific Senior Bowl. Those guys aren’t coming to Philly, and the Eagles will almost certainly address more pressing needs early.
With that being said, let’s think about the guys who have a shot at being around in Rounds 3 or later. Here are seven guys who could still be available for the taking in the latter stages of the selection meeting (maybe).