JACKSONVILLE FL - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Trent Edwards #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the game at EverBank Field on October 18 2010 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
The Eagles announced today that they've signed QB Trent Edwards to a one year deal. Howie Roseman hinted that a deal might be close earlier today and now it's official. He will presumably be in competition with Mike Kafka for the backup job next season.
Edwards spent most of his career with the Bills, making 31 starts for the team. He also spent time with the Jaguars and Raiders in recent seasons. Interestingly enough, he is a 60% passer for his career, but also a 75.4 QB rating. At 6-4, 230 he's got prototypical QB size and brings some veteran experience to compliment Kafka's relative inexperience.
It's a small deal, but given that the backup has made at least three starts in each of the past two years, it's not insignificant. If Michael Vick gets knicked up again, Edwards could certainly be called on to hold down the ship for a couple games. That is, of course, if he can beat out Kafka for the #2 job.
Oh and the hidden headline here, which I'm sure you'll all be happy about, is that it's official that Vince Young will be elsewhere next year. On that note... Anyone want to take a guess at the phrase Trent Edwards won't say at training camp this year?