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Old 03-02-2016, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Eagles following the model of the Chargers?

What seems like forever ago the Chargers starting quarterback was Drew Brees. The belief was Brees was not the guy to lead the Chargers to a Super Bowl so they drafted Eli Manning later acquiring Phillip Rivers via trade. Rivers spent his first two seasons playing second fiddle to Brees (who by the way went on to win a Super Bowl for the Saints). I see a ton of similarities in the Eagles' approach to their situation. It seems Pederson wants to draft and develop a quarterback but knows that forcing a young qb into action before he is ready can destroy any potential he had on draft day. So why not sign the guy many pegged as the top free agent quarterback and draft the guy you want and let him learn your offense for a season or two before he is asked to start. It makes perfect sense. Worst case scenario Bradford plays poorly, you wind up having to turn to your rookie to soon and he plays poorly as well but he gets live game experience. Best case scenario you wind up like the Chargers. Ready to start your franchise quarterback even if it means letting a probowl caliber quarterback leave the team. I feel like the Eagles not only made a very calculated decision they made the best decision they could have with the quarterbacks presented to them. I still hope they draft Paxton Lynch and give him two years to develop behind Bradford who hopefully can lead the team to winning seasons and the playoffs.
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