3 Reasons the Eagles still may not find their quarterback in 2023

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1. The QBs that figure to be available during free agency in 2023 aren’t attractive options.

Just take a look at some of the names of some of the quarterbacks that are scheduled to hit the open market in 2023. Let’s begin with Lamar Jackson. He’s the guy that we believe has the best chance of being retained by his current franchise. Perhaps we can also throw Tom Brady in that discussion.

If TB12 wants to play, it’s doubtful that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will tell him that they don’t want him. We’ve watched the drama that has existed between Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals all offseason, but come on. Why on Earth would the Cards move on from him? Who are they going to find that’s better in the next draft class or free agency?

That brings us to the rest of the list. Look at some of these names, and please make sure that you’re sitting down when you do so:

Jimmy Garoppolo. Derek Carr, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Lock. We’ll just stop right there. Trust us on this one. The list won’t improve any. What if the Eagles traded for a quarterback? You aren’t going to like that option either. You don’t want Kirk Cousins or someone like that, do you?

Sure, there are options in free agency. We just don’t like any of them. If it comes down to keeping Hurts or rolling the dice on any of the guys we just mentioned, we’d all probably rather stick with Hurts. We definitely aren’t packaging any picks to trade for a guy.