The Eagles will have options at quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft if they look to explore them.
The 2022 NFL Draft class didn’t give us much to get excited about in terms of the quarterback position. That won’t be the case in 2023. There have been arguments about whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles deferred one of their first-round draft picks in 2022 to next year’s offseason and added a second-rounder for that reason.
As soon as the move was made, the immediate analysis was the Eagles brass was giving itself some assurance that they’ll be able to pursue another signal-caller if Jalen Hurts fails in his season-long audition to win the starting QB role moving forward. If that’s true, they’ll have some options.
Make no mistake about it. Everyone is hoping for a big year from Jalen. Still, if the Eagles look to stock their QB cupboard in next year’s draft, this class is a lot deeper than C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young.
Jake Haener put up massive numbers for his Fresno State Bulldogs during the 2021 college football season, racking up a 68-percent completion percentage. 4,096 yards through the air, and 33 passing touchdowns versus only nine interceptions. It should be interesting to see what he does for an encore in his final act.
Keep an eye on him in 2022. He makes the top ten on our list of QB prospects not named C.J. Stroud or Bryce Young. Here are nine other prospects who have done the same.