The past couple of seasons, it was a no-brainer that Nick Foles was the No. 2 guy behind Carson Wentz — and was always No. 2 no matter how badly some people wanted him to the be the starter. That being said, now that Foles is the franchise quarterback in Jacksonville, the backup role for the Eagles seems to have a bit of competition.
Heading into the offseason, Nate Sudfeld was the front-runner since he has the most experience in the Eagles system, and even got some playing time during the preseason and occasionally during the regular season when both Wentz and Foles were sidelined at the same time.
But this offseason, the team brought in Cody Kessler and drafted Clayton Thorson. Thorson is a bit of a longshot given his complete lack of experience in the NFL and hasn’t really had much time to develop, but Kessler is definitely a candidate to jump into the No. 2 spot.
I think Sudfeld at least starts the regular season as the backup, but I also think there’s going to be a lot of competition throughout the year so it might be an evolving situation.
Who ends up being Carson Wentz’s backup this season?
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