The Eagles have selected 15 quarterbacks in the NFL Draft since 1990, but everyone isn’t destined
The Philadelphia Eagles may have drafted 15 quarterbacks since 1990, but we’re discussing one of the toughest positions to play in sports. No one is shocked by the fact that they all were never going to be starters.
There is nothing wrong with that. Sometimes an organization looks for a quarterback who will fit in their system. Sometimes, things don’t work out. There are also times when teams look for insurance policies should anything happen to the franchise guy.
Andy Reid drafted a lot of quarterbacks. Many of them landed in the ‘reserve’ role, Andy Hall and Mike Kafka for instance. Matt Barkley was drafted in 2013 during the Chip Kelly regime, but he has never been able to demonstrate that he has what it takes to be a long-term starter.
Hall flamed out quickly with the Birds. Kafka once coached under Reid at the Kansas City Chiefs, and now is the offensive coordinator at the Eagles’ NFC East rival, New York Giants. Matt Barkley is the only one of those three who is still playing. He has bounced around to eight different teams.
There’s also Nick Foles. A former third-round draftee, Super Bowl LII’s MVP is the owner of a strange career, one where he only excelled in Philly. Hey, what can you say? Crazy things happen in this game.
Let’s talk about four other quarterbacks that were drafted by Philadelphia. You probably haven’t thought about some of these guys in a while.