The force is Strong with the Philadelphia Eagle’s newest ‘Carson’.
Following what was already a phenomenal three days during the 2022 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles picked up several notable players post-draft that can make an impact for this playoff-ready team. Three are immensely intriguing and should give us plenty to discuss all summer.
Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce some of you and reintroduce the rest of you to quarterback Carson Strong, formerly of the Nevada Wolf Pack. Sure, the Eagles have Jalen Hurts. We all know this is his team, but what if another injury occurs?
Gardner Minshew is a great backup QB and can come in and win you a game; however, we all know that Minshew has a ceiling. Most of us know what that ceiling is. He’s at best a mid-tier QB. With Carson Strong, there’s the potential to be a top-ten quarterback. He may even settle in and exceed those expectations. .
Strong has great size at six-foot-three and 226 pounds. This may sound crazy and off of the rails, but he looks a lot like Tom Brady in the pocket. He has special arm talent as well. Try a 70-yard throw in college on for size. 70 yards!
Strong also comes microwave-ready with a nice resume having appeared in 32 games from 2019 to 2021. In 2020 and 2021, he posted 161 and 157 passer ratings respectively with 27 touchdown tosses in 2020 and another 36 last season. Those are video game numbers folks.
If the athletic Hurts doesn’t work out, the path to the QB1 role may be the easiest for Carson Strong. Expect him to show off the arm talent that made him a star over the past few seasons. He could earn Philly’s starting quarterback job within 2-3 years if certain dominoes fall.
His story is one to watch. Here are two others to monitor as we move towards and through Eagles training camp this summer.