The question is would Anthony Gordon have succeeded with the Philadelphia Eagles?
Gardner Minshew was able to adjust last year in the NFL and put up a 6-6 record as a starter to go along with a 60.6 completion percentage, 3,271 passing yards, and 21 passing touchdowns versus six interceptions. That was with a Jaguars offense that was mediocre at best. Without Minshew, the Jaguars posted an 0-4 record. Next year, “The Moustache” will earn another shot to build upon his 2019 season.
Like Minshew, Anthony Gordon had just one full season with Leach’s offense, and you can argue that learning under Minshew contributed to that. He was also selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.
While he might not have the best frame and while he may need to work out some mechanical issues, nothing states that he can’t improve with time. He’ll need to work on using his eyes to lure defenders. He’ll need to build up a little more arm strength to hit receivers in tight windows. He’ll also need to step into his throws and work on his footwork.
Gordon may not be a downgrade from Sudfeld. Had the Eagles drafted him, it would have created an interesting competition to watch in camp and in the preseason. The Seattle Seahawks might’ve gotten a steal by bringing him in as an undrafted free agent, one they can develop under Russell Wilson for the next few years.