This signing is potentially good news for the Eagles. He figures to count towards the Eagles’ compensatory pick formula.
Sturgis got off to a real rough start with the Eagles when they first signed him in 2015 to replace an injured Cody Parkey. He missed two extra points and one field goal attempt in his first two games with Philadelphia.
After that, Sturgis really settled in and actually became a reliable option for the Eagles. He easily beat out Parkey in a kicker competition during the 2016 offseason. Then he ran unopposed in 2017 Eagles training camp.
Sturgis’ 2017 campaign was cut short when he suffered a quad strain in his plant leg during the Eagles’ Week 1 game against the Washington Redskins.
To replace Sturgis, the Eagles signed Jake Elliott off the Bengals’ practice squad. That move turned out OK for them. Watching Elliott hit a 61-yard walk-off field goal to beat the Giants was pretty sweet. Oh, and he made a clutch 46-yard attempt to put the Eagles up by eight points with 1:10 remaining in Super Bowl LII, which they won.
With Elliott cemented as the Eagles’ kicker, there was no room for Sturgis to return. Sturgis now has a new job out west and he potentially helped the Eagles along the way.
Here’s to you, Power Sturge.