The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent quarterback Matt McGloin, according to an official announcement from the team.
McGloin, 27, spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Raiders after signing with Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He served as Derek Carr’s primary backup. Prior to his NFL career, McGloin played for Penn State.
The Eagles needed to add another quarterback to the roster after only having Carson Wentz and Nick Foles under contract. At the very least, McGloin gives the Eagles an extra passer to fill up offseason practice reps. McGloin could also compete to be the Eagles’ third string quarterback behind Wentz and Foles.
In 14 career games played (seven starts), McGloin completed 58.1% of his passes for 1,868 yards (6.7 average), 11 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and a 75.3 passer rating. As far as third string quarterback expectations go, you could probably do worse. At least he brings some NFL experience to the table.
The fact that the Eagles signed McGloin doesn’t necessarily rule out the team adding a player late in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Eagles reportedly worked out Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman this offseason. It’s also very possible the Eagles sign a passer in undrafted free agency.
McGloin isn’t guaranteed a spot on the final 53-man roster. The Eagles only kept two quarterbacks (Wentz and Chase Daniel) on the team last season along with one passer (Aaron Murray) on the practice squad.