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This Week Outlook
Eagles quarterback Nate Sudfeld replaced Jalen Hurts in the second half of Sunday's finale and completed five of his 12 pass attempts for 32 yards and an interception while adding 12 yards rushing.
Sudfeld looked predictably rusty on Sunday in his first game action of the season while playing with a hodgepodge of offensive linemen and wide receivers, and he only entered the game because the Eagles had no interest in winning it.
Quarterback Nate Sudfeld is listed as the No. 2 option on the Eagles' depth chart released on Tuesday.
Sudfeld was drafted after star quarterback Carson Wentz in the sixth round of the 2016 draft as an insurance policy to Wentz. Sudfeld has the prototypical pocket quarterback height, standing at 6'6" 227 pounds, but has not seen the field since 2018. Sudfeld remains ahead of quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles' second-round draft pick in 2020.
According to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, “Nate [Sudfeld] is our No. 2 [despite the positive development of second-round pick Jalen Hurts in camp].”
Pederson reiterated Thursday that Sudfeld is the backup to Carson Wentz despite the progress Hurts has made in camp to-date. Wentz has certainly had his battles with injury in his career with the Eagles, but hopefully he can remain healthy for a full season and heading into the playoffs, should Philadelphia make it there.
Quarterback Nate Sudfeld has agreed to return to the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.
Sudfeld entered last season as the top backup to quarterback Carson Wentz, but he found himself third on the depth chart behind Josh McCown after breaking his wrist in the preseason. He did not play in 2019, but the Eagles remain high on his potential, and he should enter training camp as the leading candidate to back up Wentz again in 2020.
Eagles quarterback Nate Sudfeld is inactive for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football. Josh McCown will continue to serve as the backup to Carson Wentz.
Sudfeld was active for Week 3 despite missing most of the preseason and the team's first two games with a wrist injury, but that likely had as much to do with Philadelphia being short on healthy bodies as it did with Sudfeld being ready to play. It appears that Josh McCown, who was signed out of retirement by the Eagles after Sudfeld's injury during the preseason, will continue to be the primary backup in Philadelphia.