The Philadelphia Eagles and Nate Sudfeld agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday.
Around this time last year, there was plenty of excitement surrounding the Eagles being in great shape at backup for years to come due to Nate Sudfeld showing signs of being a reliable option, which could very well still turn out to be the case.
Unfortunately, an injury suffered by Sudfeld in preseason last August forced Philadelphia to convince Josh McCown to come out of retirement to serve as the team’s backup, as the veteran would hang on to the role throughout the 2019 season.
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Since there was still some uncertainty surrounding Sudfeld, the Eagles seemed like they would explore all options in free agency in regards to finding a backup quarterback since the team needs to make sure they have the necessary insurance for Wentz just to be safe.
But instead of allowing Sudfeld to hit the open market, it looks like Philadelphia took care of business early on by agreeing to a one-year deal with the quarterback on Tuesday.
In a way, this seems like the best-case scenario for both parties since the Eagles were able to avoid committing to Sudfeld for the long run, and the Indiana product also gets the opportunity to prove himself worthy of being the right fit for Philadelphia’s offense.
No one needs to explain to the Eagles of all teams the importance of having a reliable backup option in case Wentz were to suffer an injury, and while Sudfeld still has plenty to prove, at least Philadelphia has a No. 2 option who is already familiar with the offense.
Plus, if all goes well for Sudfeld and the Eagles in 2020, this could always lead to a better deal down the road.
So for now, the one-year agreement works perfect for both Sudfeld and Philadelphia, as this will take a little pressure off the team over the next couple of days when free agency officially gets into full swing with numerous teams looking for help at quarterback as well.