The Eagles gave Jalen Hurts and the starters the day off. How did the backups do?
How do we say this nicely? The Philadelphia Eagles‘ decision to add Carson Strong after the most recent NFL Draft doesn’t seem to be yielding the type of fruit they’re looking for. That doesn’t mean that it won’t. That doesn’t mean that he won’t figure things out, but things have to feel like they’re moving at a meteoric pace for him, and if we’re being honest, the knee has nothing to do with any of this. He’s just having a tough time.
After being a healthy scratch for the first preseason game, Strong entered the second with a little over three minutes remaining in the contest. He threw one pass. It came on third-and-12 and should have drawn a flag for pass interference, but it didn’t.
With that being said, it’s impossible to diagnose his best and worst throws and give him a grade, so we’ll chart this as ‘incomplete’. Maybe we’ll see more of him during the final preseason game. Maybe we won’t. Who knows? Right now, however, it feels like all roads lead to the practice squad.
Here’s a look at how his other teammates at the position did with the opportunities that they were given.