Selecting a beginning quarterback is the Eagles’ greatest offseason precedence, however additionally they want so as to add an instantaneous influence participant in Spherical 1 of the draft.
The Eagles had the NFL’s most dramatic common season of 2020. The quarterback controversy pitting Carson Wentz in opposition to Jalen Hurts dominated headlines in Philadelphia. Doug Pederson’s horrible option to go along with Nate Sudfield within the workforce’s finale in opposition to Washington solely added insult to the franchise’s damage.
The workforce should plot a course at quarterback earlier than they make every other selections this offseason. Wentz’s massive contract makes him troublesome to commerce. Nonetheless, conserving him may make it inconceivable for Hurts to ever seize management of each the offense and the locker room.
It doesn’t matter what alternative Philadelphia makes at quarterback, they nonetheless want to come back away with lots of worth with their first spherical decide in April’s draft. The Eagles at present personal the No. 6 choice. That offers the group a singular alternative to fill a gap on their roster with a participant with official star potential. That gained’t occur if Philadelphia makes an enormous mistake and selects one of many three following prospects.
3. Justin Fields, Quarterback, Ohio State
Fields is a really gifted quarterback prospect who additionally boasts a really giant vary of potential outcomes on draft day. He may go as excessive as No. 2, however different mocks have him falling all the way in which exterior the top-10.
If he’s nonetheless on the board when the Eagles go on the clock at No. 6, Pederson may really feel a temptation to gamble on him because the workforce’s new signal-caller of the longer term. Philadelphia can’t afford to additional muddy their quarterback waters any greater than they have already got. The one approach Fields ought to go at No. 6 is that if the Eagles commerce the decide to a workforce determined to nab the gifted Buckeye star.