This next statement could be inaccurate, but we don’t believe it is. Since the door slammed shut on the 2021-2022 Philadelphia Eagles season by way of a depressing 31-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there hasn’t been a single day that has passed in which we haven’t discussed the quarterback position in some capacity.
Most of the conversations have surrounded Jalen Hurts and Gardner Minshew: We know this is Jalen’s team, but can he get the job done? Will the Eagles entertain trade offers for Minshew? Oh, and stop us if you’ve heard this one… Should the Eagles start Gardner Minshew over Jalen Hurts?
The latter conversation doesn’t come up as often as it used to. There are no quarterback controversies in the City of Brotherly Love. The QB1 assignment is Jalen’s to lose, and the Birds are comfortable in knowing that, should an emergency come, Gardner can step in and put the team in a position to win. That leads us to another question. What’s up with Reid Sinnett and Carson Strong?
When the most recent NFL Draft wrapped and the Birds added some very notable undrafted rookie free agents, one of which being Strong, there were theories that Sinnett’s days might be numbered. As training camp has gone on, it’s become obvious that we may have jumped the gun with those theories.
Reid has outplayed Strong, and the questions about Carson’s knee have had nothing to do with what’s happened. Now, there’s another question being asked. Can Sinnett pass Gardner Minshew on the depth chart?
You best believe he can. No one should be shocked if that’s how things play out, and here are four of about ten reasons why easy arguments can be made for that being the case.