UPDATE: Nate Sudfeld’s deal is reportedly worth $2 million with just $500,000 guaranteed. Another $3 million is available through incentives. Sudfeld is hardly locked in as Carson Wentz’s primary backup this season.
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Nate Sudfeld, according to an official announcement from the team.
Sudfeld, who turns 27 in October, was previously set to be an unrestricted free agent when the new league year began. Now he’ll be staying in Philly for at least one more season.
It remains to be seen if Sudfeld will actually be the primary backup quarterback to Carson Wentz in 2020. The Eagles gave him a chance to earn that role last year but he failed to seize the job as he got hurt early in the preseason. The Eagles ended up coaxing Josh McCown out of retirement to be the No. 2 quarterback with Sudfeld dropping to No. 3 on the depth chart once he got healthy.
Re-signing Sudfeld doesn’t necessarily preclude the Eagles from adding a more experienced veteran option behind Wentz. Maybe McCown re-signs closer to the start of the regular season? It’s also possible that Howie Roseman uses one of the Eagles’ 10 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft on a quarterback. And/or maybe the team actually has some hope that 2018 fourth-round selection Kyle Lauletta can compete for the No. 2 role. We’ll see.
The Eagles originally signed Sudfeld away from Washington three years ago. The 2016 sixth-round pick spent time on Philly’s practice squad until the Indianapolis Colts tried to sign him to their roster in 2017. The Eagles promoted Sudfeld to prevent him from leaving. Sudfeld was a restricted free agent last offseason and the Eagles tendered him at a second-round level, showing an indication of how they value him. Bringing him back to Philly this year is obviously another sign the Eagles still believe in his upside to some extent.
Welcome back, Studfeld.
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