Philadelphia Eagles: 3 options for Nate Sudfeld with Jalen Hurts on board

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3. Make Sudfeld No. 2 quarterback over Hurts

As previously mentioned, the Eagles clearly have the intention of making Hurts their long-term backup option for years to come after investing a second-round pick on the young quarterback in April during the draft.

But also, Philadelphia could still find other ways to use Hurts in the meantime, and roll with Sudfeld as the No. 2 option since he does have a somewhat advantage over the rookie experience wise.

Hurts may be viewed as the official backup to Wentz at the moment, but this doesn’t necessarily mean things won’t change from now until the end of preseason since Sudfeld could easily end up making too strong of a case where the Eagles would have no other choice.

Clearly, Philadelphia never would have signed Sudfeld back in March to a one-year deal if they didn’t truly believe he was capable of handling the backup role, and their mindset is most likely still the same, even after drafting Hurts.

In the long run, the Eagles would obviously love nothing more than to see Hurts be the long-term option behind Wentz, but also if Sudfeld were to be the go-to guy for at least 2020, this wouldn’t be the end of the world either.