The Eagles have acquired their 2nd Quarterback of the free agency period.

While they had to trade a pair of 2025 7th-round picks and drop from the 98th to the 120th pick in this year’s draft when acquiring Pickett from Pittsburgh last week.

It was only a day later when the Steelers announced they had traded a 2025 6th-round pick for Bears QB Justin Fields. Some had wanted the Eagles to pursue Fields as an Eagles backup, however, with only 1 year under contract before a $25.6M 5th-year option (which the Eagles would most likely not pick up).

Going after Pickett for 2 years with only $4.6M guaranteed is similar to when they traded a 2022 6th-round pick for 2 years of Gardner Minshew, who only cost the Eagles $3.39M.

With the following Quarterbacks under contract for multiple years

  • Jalen Hurts (2029)
  • Tanner McKee (2027)
  • Kenny Pickett (2027)

You’d think they’d be done with the QB market.

 

Until the QB factory opened its doors.

 

4th QB On The Roster

 

There’s nothing to blow out of proportion with the Eagles signing Will Grier. Who will most likely be the 4th QB on the depth chart?

After Grier spent 2 seasons in Dallas, he found himself signed to the Chargers practice squad last December, ending up with Eagles’ new OC Kellen Moore again. Moore is probably the biggest reason why the Eagles made this move. Bringing in a familiar face for a new system will bring competition to both Tanner McKee and Kenny Pickett.

 

Long Way Till Final Roster Cuts

Much like the Eagles signing of DeVante Parker, there’s no guarantee we’ll see Grier make it through 53-man roster cuts and could end up on the practice squad. So, there’s no reason to overreact to the Eagles’ weekend signing. We’re a long way from the August deadline.

 

With the additions of LB Oren Burks, DT P.J. Mustipher, CB Tyler Hall, and WR Parris Campbell between the QB moves this week. The Eagles’ depth chart is being rounded out with over a month until the 2024 Draft, where the Eagles still hold three picks in the top 55. And have previously made outstanding moves in the draft, including last year’s Day 3 trade for D’Andre Swift.

As we inch closer and closer to April 25th, who do you expect the Eagles to announce with the 22nd overall pick?


Photo: —

Leave Your Thoughts!

Check Also

The Eagles Add To The Offense, Signing TE CJ Uzomah

We’re now less than 2 weeks away from the NFL Draft. And the Eagles have signed thei…