Philadelphia Eagles roster outlook for 2020: Quarterbacks
There’s no nice way to say this. There’s a rather extensive contingent of the Eagles’ fan base that has no idea why Nate Sudfeld is on this team or why this Eagles organization and its coaches believe in him so much.
If Sudfeld left tomorrow or if he was swapped out for Josh McCown, most of the fan base wouldn’t bat an eyelash, even though McCown is past 40 years of age and especially now that Philly’s apparent third-stringer seemingly has a higher ceiling, more on that in a second.
All we keep hearing about Nate Sudfeld is how satisfied the Eagles’ brass and coaches are with him and how he’s developing into a nice backup option that can go start for another team someday. All the eyeball test keeps demonstrating to us is that isn’t the case.
Whenever he’s on the field, he looks uncomfortable. It’s hard to state honestly that the thought of Carson Wentz going down with an injury and Sudfeld stepping in to replace him isn’t a scary one. He doesn’t evoke any adrenaline or confidence, but let’s all take a second and be honest.
The coaches know more about these things than the rest of us. For now, Nate Sudfeld is the backup, but the way things go around these parts, you can’t rule out the possibility of the Eagles drafting a quarterback again in 2021’s draft. Remember, they’re a “quarterback factory” now.
We’ll have to see how things go and whether or not the rookie steps ahead of Sudfeld in the near future.