Nate Sudfeld looks to be potential back-up for Eagles
Philadelphia- Nate Sudfeld looks to be the runner up for the back-up position for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sudfeld has been in the Eagles' organization since 2017 and has not seen much playing time, because of injuries that kept him off the field. This year, in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Eagles shocked the world when they drafted Jalen Hurts, thus beginning the talk of who will be getting the back-up position. Hurts seemed like a wildcard pick, as well as an insurance policy just in case Carson Wentz gets injured again during the season. However, Eagles' head coach Doug Pederson stated that he wanted all of his guys to be prepared for the season.
"It is probably a little more difficult with the quarterback position because with Carson and Nate, making sure these two guys get the reps they need," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday on 94 WIP Sports Radio. "You have to make sure Jalen is comfortable with the playbook and understands what we are doing as an offense, so the evaluation process might take a little bit longer with the quarterback, but we are going to do everything we can to make sure all of our guys are prepared. Jalen is no different."
Sudfeld has shown that he has the mechanics to be a decent quarterback in the NFL, but he has to stay healthy in order to get more reps. It will be interesting to see how Hurts will be involved in the Eagles' playbook. Pederson has stated that Hurts will be more involved in plays once he understands the playbook.