Under-the-radar free-agent QBs Philadelphia Eagles should consider, avoid

Gardner Minshew #10, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Mitchell Trubisky #10, Nick Foles #9, Chicago Bears (Photo by Nam Y. Huh-Pool/Getty Images) /

16. . QB. Buffalo Bills. Mitchell Trubisky. 10. player

Might the Eagles consider two other Bears signal-callers?

Former Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has received a lot of buzz as someone that could be a potential starter in 2022. Let’s keep this short and sweet. He could easily be grouped in the same tier as Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, and Teddy Bridgewater.

Trubisky can create with his legs and put his team in a position to win on a good day. It’s crazy to think he was one Cody Parkey ‘double-doink’ kick away from eliminating the Eagles from playoff contention.

Sometimes, it’s hard to remember this, but Trubisky went to the playoffs twice during his tenure in Chicago, but he’s also had apparent issues reading the field and hitting receivers in stride. With his shoulder injuries and market value, it’s doubtful that there’s any chance that he takes a job for lesser pay as the Eagles’ backup. If he did, he’d be a great second option though. Verdict: Avoid unless the market dictates a team-friendly salary.

. QB. Chicago Bears. Nick Foles. 9. player. 57

Why not? We can’t talk about Chicago’s quarterbacks without landing on the only quarterback to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl win.

On a serious note, Nick Foles definitely isn’t a third-stringer and another team should give Chicago a call about acquiring him as a backup. It’s safe to say the Eagles won’t be that team though. He has nothing else to add to his legacy in Philly. Verdict: There’s no need to avoid, but we will pass.