There is no questioning that the Philadelphia Eagles need to find a quarterback after the mess former head coach Chip Kelly got them in last season. The team is doing just that by working out all the top quarterbacks available in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The team is much less committed to Sam Bradford, who came to Philly by way of a trade under former head coach Chip Kelly ahead of the 2015 season. This has led to new head coach Doug Pederson to start looking for a new guy to call the shots and that starts with the draft.
The team worked out Jared Goff on Monday and will work out Carson Wentz today, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Former Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan worked out with the Eagles on Tuesday and they conclude the workouts with Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch on Thursday.
Pederson talked with reporters and said that he really isn’t the kind of guy to go out to pro days. He said he prefers to have one-on-one workouts with any athlete, not just at the quarterback position.
“I won’t go to the pro days as much,” Pederson told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I prefer the individual workouts where you can go a little more hands-on, one-on-one with a guy.”
While Goff and Wentz will likely be gone before the Eagles pick at No. 8, they still have a ton of options to choose from. Lynch is projected as a late-first round pick at this point, while Hogan is considered a mid-to-late round prospect.
It is unlikely they would go with a quarterback with their first-round pick, barring one of the top two falling to them, but the Eagles have a big decision to make in the coming weeks. They certainly will have seen as much as possible before the draft in just a month.
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