Backup QBs the Eagles missed on who are probably better options than Fields or Pickett

The 'bring Justin Fields to Philadelphia' bandwagon is adding passengers seemingly by the minute, but should it?

Kenny Pickett, Philadelphia Eagles
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Joe Flacco - Signing with Indianapolis Colts

103-82 regular season record, 10-6 postseason record

At some point, the conversation always finds its way back to Joe Flacco. Honestly, we used to try to evaluate this guy, and then, we just gave up.

Every time we hyped him, he let us down. Every time we gave up on him, he showed there was something left. See his most recent season with the Cleveland Browns if you need examples of the latter scenario.

Two statements that seemingly oppose one another can both be accurate. Joe Flacco was the 2023 Comeback Player of the Year in the NFL. The Browns also decided they had no interest in bringing him back. They didn't even bother to offer him an extension before settling on Jameis Winston to be their backup. Let that sink in for a second. Flacco's career will continue in Indy.

An Audubon, New Jersey native, Flacco was the Super Bowl XLVII MVP. Much has happened since then, but the last time we saw him, he helped save Cleveland's season.

A strong first half during his first postseason start in more than nine seasons ended with his team's blowout loss. Still, as it stands right now, we believe in his ability more than we believe in that of Justin Fields. We know Flacco can win important games. We have yet to see Fields do that.

Worth mentioning: The Eagles have reached out to Tyler Huntley

Here's something worth noting. Jake Rabadi of The Liberty Line reports Philly is interested in Tyler Huntley. In four seasons with the Ravens (2020-2023), he started nine games and crafted a 3-6 record.

Keep an eye on this. It could gain some traction.

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