Cody Kessler

#2 QB / Philadelphia Eagles / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 lb Age: 26 College: USC Bye 10

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    Eagles' Cody Kessler: Could be odd man out in Philly

    Cody Kessler could be the odd man out once roster cuts roll around this September, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice reports.Kessler currently sits at the bottom of the totem pole in Philadelphia, where he signed a one-year contract back in May. Behind Carson Wentz, the Philadelphia Eagles have an established backup in Nate Sudfeld and rookie fifth-round pick Clayton Thorson. However, if Kessler can put together an impressive campaign during training camp, there's no telling how many quarterbacks the Eagles would opt to keep on the 53-man roster, especially given Wentz's injury history.

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    Eagles' Cody Kessler: Heading to Philly

    Cody Kessler is expected to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Kessler will be one of five passers making up the Eagles' quarterback room. Although the USC product was released Thursday and spent all of two days as a free agent, Kessler is likely just serving as competition -- or simply a veteran presence -- for one of the backup roles in Philadelphia. Kessler's most recent action came last season when he started for Jacksonville in Weeks 13-16, completing 64 of 101 passes (63.4 percent) for just 553 yards (5.5 YPA), one touchdown and one interception.

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    Cody Kessler: Cut by Jags

    Cody Kessler was released by the Jaguars on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Jacksonville sent a late-round draft pick to acquire Kessler from Cleveland last summer, but the USC product was arguably the worst quarterback in the league during his four starts over Blake Bortles from Week 13 to Week 17. While the 26-year-old, who's entering his fourth pro season, could still have a market for his services, no team is likely to bring him in to compete for a starting job.

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    Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Rough 2018 season

    Cody Kessler completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 709 yards (5.4 per attempt) with two touchdowns and two interceptions over five games in 2018.Kessler took over at quarterback for the benched Blake Bortles and started four games, contests in which the Jacksonville Jaguars scored only two offensive touchdowns before Bortles reclaimed starting duties for the season finale. Kessler was acquired from Cleveland in March and had no real competition for the backup quarterback job, which even at the time was a curious decision. Both Bortles and Kessler and under contract for 2019, but the Jaguars are unlikely to remain static at the position following the offensive disaster in 2018.

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    Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Loses starting gig

    Blake Bortles will replace Cody Kessler as the Jacksonville Jaguars' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Texans.Despite throwing just two interceptions on 131 pass attempts, Kessler has arguably been the worst quarterback in the league this season, producing 5.4 yards per attempt while taking 22 sacks and losing three fumbles. The Jaguars scored 45 points in his four starts, dropping off by 6.7 points per game from their average with Bortles under center. The team likely will focus on external options in the offseason, as it's evident neither Bortles nor Kessler is the long-term answer at the position.

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    Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Looking like backup in Week 17

    Multiple Jacksonville Jaguars players suggested Wednesday that Blake Bortles rather than Cody Kessler would likely serve as the team's starting quarterback Week 17 against the Texans, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.After Bortles floundered through the first 11 games of the season, Kessler was handed the No. 1 gig beginning in Week 13 but hasn't provided much of a lift to the Jacksonville offense. Though he's only tossed one interception over his four starts, Kessler has struggled to move the chains, completing just 63.4 of his throws for a lowly 5.5 yards per attempt. A shoulder injury contributed to Kessler's demise in the Week 16 win over the Dolphins, resulting in his brief removal from the contest before he returned and was pulled again for performance reasons. Expect coach Doug Marrone to provide clarity later Wednesday on whether it's Kessler or Bortles that receives the final starting assignment of 2018, though neither signal-caller appears to be a great candidate to enter 2019 atop the depth chart.

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    Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Benched in mistake-prone game

    Cody Kessler completed 12 of 17 passes for 106 yards during Sunday's 17-7 win over the Dolphins. He also rushed once for two yards and lost one fumble.Kessler briefly left the field in the second quarter after suffering a shoulder contusion, but he was able to return for the start of the second half. Despite managing to retake the field, Kessler was then quickly benched for Blake Bortles due to continued sloppy play. The 25-year-old's most egregious mistake of the day came during the first half, when he simply lost hold of the football without a defender anywhere near him, resulting in a turnover. However, repeatedly missing open receivers and simple passes are what ultimately resulted in Kessler being benched. It remains to be seen whether Kessler or Bortles will start under center Week 17.

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    Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Returns for second half

    Cody Kessler will start the second half of Sunday's game against the Dolphins after exiting with a right shoulder contusion late in the second quarter, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.Kessler got hurt after being driven hard into the ground by Dolphins pass rusher Robert Quinn. Blake Bortles replaced him for two plays, but Kessler appears set to return to the contest and play through the shoulder issue.

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    Jaguars' Cody Kessler: More yards rushing than passing

    Cody Kessler completed nine of 17 passes for 57 yards and an interception while adding 68 yards on six carries and losing a fumble in Sunday's 16-13 loss to Washington.Kessler's performance was reminiscent of the ones we saw from the man he replaced under center earlier this season, as he was surprisingly effective on the ground while struggling as a passer and battling turnover issues. His interception with 2:41 remaining proved especially costly, as it helped set up Washington's game-winning field goal on the ensuing drive. It remains to be seen whether this performance was bad enough to make Jacksonville turn back to Blake Bortles against the Dolphins in Week 16.

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    Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Still the starter

    Coach Doug Marrone said he isn't thinking about benching Cody Kessler for Blake Bortles ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars' Week 15 matchup with the Redskins, Michael DiRocco of reports.The Jaguars have scored just 15 points in Kessler's two starts, hamstrung by his inability to make accurate throws downfield. Of course, Bortles was a disaster in his own right for most of the season, and Kessler didn't receive much help from his teammates during Thursday's 30-9 to Tennessee. It is possible Marrone re-evaluates the situation if things don't improve after the Week 15 contest.