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

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Could Joe Flacco sign on for a second stint with an interested Eagles team?

It would be pretty surprising if the Eagles brought Joe Flacco back in free agency, but you shouldn’t completely rule it out either. As Chris Franklin from NJ.com noted, Flacco gave guys like Tyree Jackson a chance to shine in the preseason.

With the New York Jets, he played fairly well in his one start versus the Miami Dolphins after being traded by the Eagles for a sixth-round draft choice. The familiarity is there seeing as how he was in the room with Jalen Hurts and Nick Sirianni for a little less than half of the season. The proximity to home may also be enticing for him as well.

Joe Flacco didn’t attempt any regular-season passes in 2021 as a member of the Eagles. His best days are clearly behind him, but this is a move that could work if the Birds were forced to make it.

In short, Joe Flacco’s acquisition would be largely dependent upon the price tag and obviously, what his retirement status winds up looking like. Verdict: More information is needed here but avoid for now. There should be better options at the same price tag or cheaper.