Eagles Film Room: Do the Eagles have a capable backup in Nate Sudfeld?


Carson Wentz is out for the year with a torn ACL, which means Nick Foles is the next man up. If Foles were to go down as he did in 2014 however, would Nate Sudfeld be prepared to rally the Eagles offense to a victory?

Sudfeld spent the offseason with the Redskins after being drafted in the sixth leund one year ago. The former Indiana QB was on the Redskins roster for the entirety of last season but didn’t see any regular-season snaps.

The second-year quarterback completed a total of 60.3% of his passes during his time at Indiana for 61 touchdowns and 20 picks. Standing at 6’6 and 240 lbs, it’s safe to say he has the size on his side. 8 career rushing scores and 132 rushing yards also showcase some rare athleticism from a quarterback of his frame.

“Nate’s done a really good job.” Doug Pederson said on Monday when asked how comfortable he was with his former practice squad QB being thrown onto the frontline. “That’s part of the reason why we brought him up earlier in the year. Teams were interested in Nate, and we feel really comfortable with him. I’ve been there too. I’ve been there as a third quarterback being brought up and now the number two. So not only are we getting Nick ready but also Nate at the same time has to be prepared to go in and play. Lot of confidence in them.”

Whether or not Sudfeld will see any live snaps for the Eagles remains to be seen. But if Nick Foles were to suffer an injury, Sudfeld would see his first ever NFL snaps with the hopes of a Philadelphia Super Bowl on his shoulders. The Eagles sit atop the NFC and are expected to still make a deep playoff run. There is a chance that like Connor Cook one year ago, the first ever taste of NFL action for Sudfeld comes when the team needs him most. Will he be ready? Let us know what you think?





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