Eagles’ Backup QB’s Ranked as Best by ESPN insider
The backup quarterback for many teams is the most popular player in town.
Carson Wentz might not officially be the back-up, but he will certainly be high on the popularity list among fans of the Philadelphia Eagles this season.
Of course, the man ahead of Wentz is starter Sam Bradford and backup Chase Daniel who came to Philly from Kansas City, so he knows the Doug Pederson offensive system well, so the chance Wentz gets on the field for playing time may be scarce.
ESPN's Field Yates ranked the 32 backup quarterback situations in the NFL in an ESPN Insider piece, and he’s got the combination of having the veteran Daniels and rookie Wents ranked as the best situation in football
The pipeline of quarterback talent behind starter Sam Bradford includes Chase Daniel, a hand-picked addition this offseason who knows the offensive system new coach Doug Pederson will run, plus Carson Wentz, the second overall pick in 2016. Bradford will likely be a stopgap leading to Wentz, the former North Dakota State QB who is the future for the Eagles.
Daniel was near the top of a thin free agent quarterback market, before he signed a three-year, $21 million contract with $12 million guaranteed this offseason.
Inside the NFC East, the Washington Redskins came in at No. 16 with Colt McCoy, at No. 26 the New York Giants with Ryan Nassib and coming in at No. 32 overall are the Dallas Cowboys with rookie Dak Prescott.