Sudfeld signed his restricted free agent tender Monday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Sudfeld will receive approximately $3.1 million for 2019 and then have the chance to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. The Eagles' decision to use a second-round tender instead of an original-round tender suggests they view Sudfeld as the unquestioned replacement for Nick Foles in the No. 2 quarterback role.
The Eagles plan on tendering Sudfeld at a second-round level, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. With Nick Foles off to Jacksonville, the Eagles decided to lock down at least one backup option for starter Carson Wentz. The Eagles still could bring in another quarterback, but Sudfeld currently is the No. 2 in Philadelphia.
Sudfeld is a coach's decision inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts. Sudfeld returns to his position as the No. 3 quarterback now that Carson Wentz (knee) is returning to action. Sudfeld isn't likely to suit up or see the field unless both Wentz and Nick Foles go down with injuries in future weeks.
Sudfeld is positioned for extended playing time in Thursday's preseason game against Pittsburgh, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports. With Carson Wentz (knee) already ruled out and Nick Foles (neck) unlikely to play, the Eagles will be down to Sudfeld and Joe Callahan under center for the exhibition opener. Sudfeld is expected to stick around on the 53-man roster this season as the No. 3 quarterback, while Callahan needs a major injury ahead of him to have a shot at making the team. It's unclear how playing time will be divided between the two quarterbacks.
Sudfeld is expected to make the Eagles' final roster as the No. 3 quarterback, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports. Despite an expectation that starter Carson Wentz (knee) will be ready to go for Week 1 of this season, the Eagles likely will carry three quarterbacks on the active roster in order to maintain depth at the position and protect themselves should Wentz suffer any kind of setback. The 24-year-old did appear in one game last season when the Eagles had already locked up home-field advantage for the playoffs, and he was solid in the outing, completing 19 of 23 passes for 134 yards.
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|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||22||21.25|
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|11||11/17||New England Patriots||18||19.95|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||13||18.75|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||13||18.75|
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