Ian Rapoport confirmed the worst fears of many on Thursday night. After Nate Sudfeld landed awkwardly after a pass in the Eagles preseason opener, he was carted inside with an air cast and taken into the medical tent. Pederson met with reporters after the 27-10 loss to confirm the status of the injury.
If the Eagles aren’t looking to a backup just yet, they may at least need a veteran arm to tide them through preseason. Clayton Thorson was nothing short of worrying in his first taste of preseason football, but Cody Kessler now has a clear path to the QB2 spot, at least for now.
A former third-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, Kessler has played in 17 games in his three-year career, starting 12 (winning 2 games). Completing 64% of his passes, passing for 8 touchdowns and 5 picks, Kessler has become somewhat of a game manager, which is what maybe led him to Jacksonville to begin with.
Kessler showed some nice mobility and plenty of zip in his first outing as an Eagle, but it’s now up to him to try and prove himself worthy in what is a huge opportunity.
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