It's official: John Moffitt is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were obviously in need of some offensive line help, so, despite Moffitt's previous off the field issues, this signing isn't a total surprise. Still, it remains to be seen exactly how Moffitt fits in with the Eagles. We'll have to wait a while to hear from him and/or Chip Kelly about the signing because training camp doesn't begin until Sunday, August 2. In the meantime, there are already some clues about how Moffitt might figure in to Philadelphia's offensive line picture.
According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, the Moffitt signed a league minimum deal featuring no guaranteed money with the Eagles. That's not really a surprise since he left football in 2013 and sat out the entire 2014 season. Where it gets interesting, however, is that Moffitt actually turned down more money from other teams to sign in Philadelphia. One of those teams was reportedly the Houston Texans, who offered an unknown amount of guaranteed money.
Players don't often turn down money, so it seems safe to say Moffitt made his decision knowing he'll have a good chance to compete for a starting job in Philadelphia. The Eagles have an open competition at right guard with Matt Tobin, Andrew Gardner, Dennis Kelly, and Kevin Graf so Moffitt could look to earn a spot there.
It'll be interesting to see if Moffitt can turn his career around with the Eagles. For Philadelphia, it's a low-risk gamble worth a shot.