Report: Eagles Interested in Former First-Round Pick Christian Ponder
With both Tim Tebow and Matt Barkley gone, the Eagles have just two quarterbacks on the current roster.
But that could change, according to NFL Network's Rand Getlin reported the Eagles are interested in free agent QB Christian Ponder, who was released by the Raiders this week. Ponder, a former first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings, could not beat out former Penn State signal caller Matt McGloin in Oakland.
"We’re not done," Kelly admitted. "So, there could be a third quarterback. We’ll look and see what happens with the waiver wire. Whether we add a quarterback to the active roster or to the practice squad, we will have a third quarterback."
The 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft, played in just two games last season with no touchdowns and two interceptions. His best year came in 2012 when he started all 16 games in Minnesota, with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
While reports were that he was soundly beaten for the job in Oakland, he does have talent and is an athletic quarterback who Chip Kelly might want to get his hands on.
"we need to have a third quarterback in here," said Kelly. "But if he is on the practice squad or on the active roster, it really doesn’t make any difference. If someone gets hurt on Saturday, you can switch him out and make [the quarterback] active. It’s not a big deal."