4 forgotten Eagles quarterbacks who were drafted by Philadelphia
You can’t discuss the Eagles during the 90s without mentioning Koy Detmer & Bobby Hoying… sort of.
Before the Andy Reid era began, Philadelphia had already drafted five quarterbacks during the 1990s. Only two of them found their way onto the field. One of them hails from THE Ohio State University.
The Eagles drafted Bobby Hoying in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft. His rookie season was spent behind Ty Detmer and Rodney Peete.
In his sophomore campaign, Philly handed him the rock in Week 11. He went 2-3-1 as a starter and finished the season with 1,573 passing yards while tossing 11 touchdowns versus six interceptions.
The former third-rounder’s best game that year came in Week 14. He threw for 313 yards and racked up four touchdowns with one interception in a 44-42 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
After starting the 1998 season with a 1-6 record and throwing nine interceptions with zero touchdowns, Bobby would get benched for Ty’s younger brother.
Philadelphia drafted Koy Detmer in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft after a nice run at the University of Colorado.
As mentioned earlier, Detmer supplanted Bobby Hoying as the starting quarterback in Week 12. Koy threw for 1,011 passing yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions the rest of the way.
One of his best games that year came during a Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He completed 22 of his 36 pass attempts for 185 yards with two touchdowns.
Andy Reid came to town in 1999, and Koy would be demoted to a backup role, where he would remain for the rest of his Eagles career. His best game of the Andy Reid era came in Week 12 of the 2002 season. He started in place of an injured Donovan McNabb.
Detmer would throw for 227 yards with two touchdowns in the 38-17 win over the 49ers. He also rushed for a touchdown in that victory before being injured. That opened the door for the next signal-caller on our list.