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Philadelphia Eagles Offseason Free Agency Guide - Part 1: Quarterbacks

Now that the Super Bowl is over and the 2009 season has officially ended, we can finally start to seriously consider the free agent market. In less than a month, the trading/free agent signing period will begin, so the Eagles front office will have to decide who they plan to pursue come March 5th. Over the next few weeks at BGN, we will be taking a position-by-position look at who we could see in an Eagles uniform come training camp. The first (and by far the most controversial) position on the block is quarterbacks.

With at least one of the three starting-caliber Philadelphia quarterbacks likely to leave via a trade or free agency, the Eagles should be in the market for an experienced backup. The pickings are slim this year, but here are a few players that the Eagles might consider:

A.J. Feeley- A reliable backup in Philadelphia for many years, the 32 year old Feeley will be an unrestricted free agent after a one-year stint with the Carolina Panthers. With Josh McCown returning from IR, Jake Delhomme locked in an insanely high contract, and Matt Moore stepping up in the final weeks of last season, chances are high that Feeley could be the odd man out next month. And hey, it's not like the Eagles haven't brought him back before. It might be time for a third stint from Mr. Feeley.

J.P. Losman- After a successful run with the UFL's Las Vegas Locos, Losman was picked up by the Oakland Raiders late in the 2009 season and signed to a one year deal. If Al Davis declines to offer him a new contract, the 28 year old Losman will become an unrestricted free agent. The former Buffalo Bills starter might not be the happiest to be relegated to the #3 quarterback on the Eagles roster, but considering his high TD-to-INT ratio (33:34), he'll be lucky if he reaches a #2 position on any team's depth chart. That being said, Losman has shown flashes of reliability, so the Eagles could at least give him a shot at handing the ball off to LeSean McCoy should every other quarterback on the roster go down.

Patrick Ramsey- The former Redskins first round pick may be moving to a new team for the fifth time in five years. After not playing a single snap for the Tennessee Titans or the Detroit Lions this season, the 30 year old Ramsey could find himself in search of work come March 5th. Sure, he has only has a 10-14 record as a starter, but he has kept a decent QB rating (74.9) over his eight seasons. Just don't ask him to run in for any touchdowns, though. His lifetime rushing average in 47 attempts is 1.8 yards with a sickening 28 fumbles. This is clearly third-string material here.

Other Available Free Agents-

  • Jason Campbell (RFA)
  • Kyle Orton (RFA)
  • Chad Pennington (UFA)
  • Matt Moore (RFA)
  • Kellen Clemens (RFA)
  • Chris Redman (UFA)
  • Tarvaris Jackson (RFA)
  • Josh McCown (UFA)
  • Jeff Garcia (UFA)
  • Kyle Boller (UFA)
  • Mark Brunell (UFA)
  • Daunte Culpepper (UFA)
  • Charlie Batch (UFA)
  • Bruce Gradkowski (RFA)
  • Brodie Croyle (RFA)
  • Rex Grossman (UFA)
  • Charlie Frye (RFA)
  • Matt Gutierrez (RFA)

In the next installment, we will be taking a look at halfbacks. Feel free to leave any suggestions on who to examine in the comments section.

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