Eagles could use a third arm
Sudfled showed flashes of potential in his previous two preseasons with Philadelphia and he was expected to be Wentz’s backup for years to come with his potential.
Last preseason, it started off well for Sudfeld during the first game against the Tennessee Titans after he completed 10 of 18 passes for 177 yards, including a 75-yard bomb to Marken Michel for a touchdown.
However, things changed when Sudfeld broke his wrist and was ruled out for the next couple of weeks. Sudfeld would return later in the season, but the Eagles signed Josh McCown after the wrist injury, and he instantly became the clear No. 2 behind Wentz.
Unfortunately, Sudfeld wasn’t in uniform for most of last season, as the Eagles delayed his promotion for another year, although there is still no guarantee that he will be the reliable backup the team needs.
Earlier this week, the Eagles re-signed Sudfeld to a one-year deal. Howie Roseman along with the front office and coaching staff have spoken highly about Sudfeld in the past. They have developed him for the past three years behind Wentz, Foles, and McCown with the help of assistant coaches like John DeFilippo, Frank Reich, and Press Taylor.
This preseason should be his time to showcase the results of his work from the past three years barring any injuries. However, it’s never a bad idea to add some competition for Sudfeld just in case, whether it happens to be Walker or someone else.
Last year, the Eagles provided the competition in the form of Clayton Thorson and Cody Kessler which didn’t pan out, to say the very least. But if Walker’s time in the XFL is any indication, it’s safe to say he would be a much better option to compete with Sudfeld.