4 Reasons Reid Sinnett can pass Gardner Minshew on Eagles depth chart

Reid Sinnett, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Reid Sinnett (L), Gardner Minshew (R), Philadelphia Eagles
Reid Sinnett (L), Gardner Minshew (R), Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

3. The Eagles are extremely impressed with how Sinnett has handled himself professionally.

The Eagles’ coaching staff really loves how Reid Sinnett handles himself. All the reports about his work ethic, professionalism, and dedication in the meeting room have been glowing.

Now, don’t take this the wrong way. Gardner Minshew has always had a great rapport with his teammates, and we know he can win games at the professional level. When it comes to backup quarterbacks, however, who do you want in the film room or at practice with you?

We love Gardner, but we’d probably rather have a beer with him than hand him the keys to an NFL franchise. Now, don’t read what hasn’t been written. No one is saying that Gardner Minshew doesn’t work hard. He lived in a bus outside of his training facility for goodness sakes, but Sinnett might be more advanced in terms of film study and overall upside.

Whether it’s discussed often or not, those aspects of quarterback evaluation will always be taken into consideration. We’re talking about one of the most important positions in all of professional sports.

4. Sinnett has had some great teachers and all of the study time seems to be paying off.

Let’s restate. Reid Sinnett hasn’t had the perfect camp, but he’s been solid. If the Eagles were asked to piece a 53-man roster together by the end of the afternoon and they kept three quarterbacks, it would be Sinnett making the roster over Carson Strong.

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Sure, he’s been given up on by both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, but since his entry into the NFL in 2020, he’s spent time with everyone from Bruce Arians, Byron Leftwich, and Tom Brady in Tampa to Chan Gailey in Miami. It appears that he’s been paying attention because by the looks of things, some of the lights seem to be coming on and the game appears to be slowing down for him.

Again, we’ll learn a lot about where he is during three games in the regular season.