1. Through two weeks of training camp practices, Reid Sinnett has looked better than Gardner Minshew.
Though Jalen Hurts was the easy target at camp because of the early turnovers and such, he finished strong with a couple of nice showings including an 11 for 18, three-touchdown, zero-interception performance in the tenth and final session (per Eliot Schorr-Parks). ESP charts QB1 as having thrown three picks during the first three practices and one in the last seven.
If we are being honest with ourselves, however, despite Jalen’s early struggles, it was a rare occurrence that any of the Eagles’ QBs set off any fireworks of their own.
Things seemed to settle somewhat for Sinnett though, but Gardner and Carson continued to struggle. As always much will hinge on what occurs during the preseason. It will be interesting to see how they perform versus foreign competition.
2. Reid Sinnett has the prototypical size and a better arm.
There’s a reason why these guys are weighed and given physicals. Meeting the desirable measurables won’t guarantee victories or give most signal-callers an advantage, but it can be of benefit.
Gardner Minshew is no slouch. He can definitely spin the football, but the argument can be made that Sinnett has the best arm of every Eagles signal-caller in camp. He’s spread the ball around, and being three inches taller than Minshew allows Reid an often unmentioned advantage in the pocket.
He won’t have any issues with seeing downfield over a huge offensive line. Remember Jordan Mailata, Landon Dickerson, Jason Kelce, Isaac Seumalo, and Lane Johnson are six-foot-eight, six-foot-six, six-foot-three, six-foot-four, and six-foot-six respectively.
Maybe that’s partially why Jalen Hurts abandons the pocket so often?