Eagles quarterback preseason report cards following Browns game

Carson Strong, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)
Carson Strong, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Reid Sinnett, Philadelphia Eagles
Reid Sinnett, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports) /

. . Reid Sinnett. 13. player. 54.

It wasn’t perfect, but Reid Sinnett, again, led the Eagles’ offense to a go-ahead score.

Third-year signal-caller Reid Sinnett entered training camp with, believe it or not, Carson Strong’s shadow hanging over him. It just felt like, after the Eagles gave Strong a $320,000 signing bonus, Sinnett had one foot out of the door. Clearly, we were wrong.

Sinnett has outplayed Strong, and he’s established himself as the third-best quarterback on Philadelphia’s roster. Also, if you’ve been paying attention, he’s led two go-ahead drives by the Eagles’ offense during the preseason (even if the special teams unit and defense didn’t keep the lead in Week 1 versus the New York Jets).

Reid entered the game following a third-quarter drive that put the Browns up by a 20-14 margin with a little over ten minutes remaining in the third quarter. His day began with two handoffs to Jason Huntley and a throw that went wide of its mark.

He didn’t get rattled. He stayed focused. His day ended with four completions on nine attempts. That isn’t great. That’s obviously a 44-percent completion percentage, but one of those completions was one of the highlights of the Eagles’ preseason so far and led to him ending his day with a passer rating that was actually higher than Gardner Minshew’s (108.1).

Best throw: Say it with us. One play… 55 yards… Eight seconds… Just appreciate the beauty!

Just like that, Devon Allen has his first touchdown reception in an Eagles jersey. No further words are necessary.

Worst throws: 

With 12 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Reid missed a throw a little high to a crossing Britain Covey that, had he hit him in stride, would have allowed the rookie to gain a few more yards and keep the chains moving. He made up for that one though with a nice sideline toss to Deon Cain that resulted in first-down yardage on the next play.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, he went deep to Cain but missed him. Deon had a step. Had Sinnett put that one on him, we might be talking about that throw all week.

Final grades: 

  • Accuracy: B-
  • Vision: B
  • Intangibles: B+
  • Decision-making: B
  • Leadership: A
  • Overall: B

Sinnett showed some scrambling ability and poise. Again, it wasn’t perfect, but QB3 should hold his head high after this one.

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