3 Philadelphia Eagles backup QB options after Taylor, Brissett signings

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player. 26. . . . RGIII. 2

Yes Philadelphia Eagles fans, we took it there.

If history hasn’t taught us anything else, it’s been this. Normally, when two young gunslingers are taken early in an NFL Draft, at least one of them doesn’t work out. Think about that Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf thing, the Carson Wentz and Jared Goff soap opera, or what happened with Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in 2012.

RGIII has never been the same since an almost-catastrophic leg injury, and Andrew Luck decided to walk away from the game after it was clear that the Indianapolis Colts had absolutely no interest in keeping the poor guy safe.

Fast forward, and Griffin, the former Heisman Trophy winner, has spent the last three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens as a backup before being waived on January 18th of 2021. Now, with so many names off of the board, RGII isn’t just someone that can be signed as a capable backup. If he’s signed by some of these NFL squads, dare we say that RGIII might be able to compete for a starting role?

Let’s hope the well-publicized ego is finally gone for good. He’s had more than a few lessons on humility, but RGIII is someone that Jalen Hurts might be able to learn a thing or two from.