The Philadelphia Eagles’ backup quarterback keeps hanging in there.
This Eagles franchise and its coaches love Nate Sudfeld. Nevermind the fact that he never looks comfortable when he’s on the field. Nevermind the fact that, even though he was supposed to be the backup after Nick Foles left, the Eagles have drafted a quarterback in each of the last two NFL Drafts. Nevermind the fact he’s 20 for 25 for his career with 156 passing yards and a touchdown, most of which came in an exhilarating 6-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 of the 2017 season.
Sure, coaches are better than any of us at evaluating talent, but sometimes, it’s hard to know what they’re thinking. Only they and the Good Lord in Heaven know why Mack Hollins stuck around so long, why Greg Ward kept getting the short end of every stick, and how Nate Sudfeld earned another one-year deal on March 24th. There’s no nice way to say this. Nate Sudfeld can’t play.
In a move that no one liked but can’t erase or go back in time and change, the Eagles selected Jalen Hurts in the second round of 2020’s draft. He’ll walk into camp as the third signal-caller on the depth chart, but ask yourself a question. Are you certain that he isn’t already better than Sudfeld is right now? That alone speaks volumes. Ask around. You might learn that there are a great deal of Eagles fans who would have taken a 41-year old Josh McCown over Sudfeld and would have been fine with that decision.