Golden Analysis: Eagles’ QB Situation

Coming off of a 7-9 season, the Philadelphia Eagles currently have a quarterback quandary. New head coach Doug Pederson will install his West Coast offense, and quarterback Sam Bradford, who was the starter for most of the 2015 season, is set to enter free agency.

At this point, it is unclear who will start for the Eagles in 2016. Pederson stated that Bradford “would fit perfectly into the system,” but at the same time, Pederson reportedly views Chiefs backup QB Chase Daniel as potentially more than a clipboard-holder. Daniel will enter free agency, and could compete for the starting role in Philly. His familiarity with Pederson’s offensive system makes this a logical signing at the right price.

The Eagles have the 13th overall pick, and could select QB Carson Wentz or QB Paxton Lynch, depending on who is still available. QB Jared Goff is expected to be selected earlier. The Eagles could draft a quarterback to develop in a middle or late round.

The Eagles should attempt to re-sign Bradford on a one- or two-year deal with an option, and should sign Daniel to compete and push Bradford. Bradford has missed a lot of games in the past due to numerous injuries, so having a capable backup who knows the system is essential. If the Eagles have Bradford and Daniel entering the draft, they should consider adding another signal caller to develop.

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