The Eagles have several players to observe entering training camp, but one undrafted rookie could change into the backup quarterback of the longer term.
Carson Strong has all of the intangibles to be a successful NFL quarterback, but his knees may prevent the previous Nevada star from ever developing into a top quality starter. Strong has fans in NFL circles, and Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman rolled the dice on the big-armed quarterback, signing him to an enormous undrafted free agent deal.
Bleacher Report picked the perfect undrafted free agents for all 32 teams, and the previous Nevada star made the list for Philadelphia.
While Strong shouldn’t be the mobile dual-threat that Hurts is, there’s lots to love about his potential as a pocket passer. The 6’4″, 215-pound passer has great size and accuracy for the position, plus a solid grasp of what defenses are showing him.
Last season, Strong accomplished 70.1 percent of his passes for 4,175 yards with 36 touchdowns and only eight interceptions. He was named the 2021 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Yr for the second consecutive 12 months.
Strong has a history of knee issues which will have caused him to fall out of the draft. Nevertheless, he has all of the tools—if he can remain healthy—to change into a long-time NFL backup.
Strong’s arrival is not any threat to Jalen Hurts, but his potential could put Philadelphia able to have a reliable backup quarterback for years to return.
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