1. Eagles could always release Sudfeld
Releasing Sudfeld is obviously an option the Eagles shouldn’t be thinking about right now since it’s only May, and there is no guarantee that Hurts will be ready when the time comes to be the reliable backup option Philadelphia needs.
But also, the Eagles most likely have thought about this scenario for down the road if all goes according to plan for Hurts, and the team can afford to enter the regular season without Sudfeld part of the roster.
Right away, the one factor that Philadelphia fans should be reminded of is how Sudfeld potentially being the No. 3 quarterback could result in the Eagles missing out on another player at a different position taking up the roster spot.
This certainly doesn’t sound like a major deal at the moment, but once the end of preseason arrives, and Philadelphia is doing their best to trim the roster down by keeping all of the best talent, it could be beneficial to use Sudfeld’s roster spot for someone else.
Plus, as previously mentioned before, since the Eagles aren’t financially committed to Sudfeld for the long run, this would make it easier to move on if needed instead of worrying about the factor of lost money.