Sudfeld Signs Tender in Time for Offseason Work
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Quarterback is a leadership position and Nate Sudfeld is about to embark on a major step in his career as the presumed successor to Nick Foles as Carson Wentz's backup with the Eagles.
That means the fourth-year pro almost had to be on hand when the players reported for Phase 1 of offseason work on Monday at the NovaCare Complex. Sudfeld, who was a restricted free agent, signed his second-round tender offer of $3.095 million, according to ProFootballTalk.com, which keeps him in Philadelphia for at least one more season
Sudfeld, 25, is entering his fourth professional season and has been the Eagles third-string QB behind Wentz and Foles, first signing a practice-squad deal at the start of 2017 campaign, choosing Philadelphia over the team that drafted him, the Redskins, before being elevated to the Eagles' active roster in November when Indianapolis tried to sign him to its 53-man roster.
In limited playing time with Doug Pederson's offense, Sudfeld has completed 20-of-25 passes for 156 yards with one touchdown and now takes over as No. 2 now that Foles is in Jacksonville.
"We're happy with Nate (Sudfeld), and we are excited for him," Pederson said at the NFL Owners Meeting last month. "This is a big opportunity for Nate coming up this spring. An opportunity to really show us again what he's capable of doing and can he handle the number two spot. I've always been, this has always been my career, you always want guys to compete for spots and not hand anything out. I think that's something that we will continue to explore, but we are really comfortable with Nate."
The Eagles also have former AAF signal caller, Luis Perez, on the roster.
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