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.
With Nick Foles off to Jacksonville, the Eagles decided to lock down at least one back up option for starter Carson Wentz. The Eagles could still bring in another quarterback, but all signs point to Sudfeld taking the reigns as the No. 2 in Philadelphia.
Sudfeld completed 11-of-21 passing attempts for 72 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to Cleveland.
While it was a step back from his performance the week prior against New England, the 24-year-old was better than Nick Foles in this one. Of course, one game won't change the depth chart, but the fact that Foles was dealing with a shoulder injury coming into the game could mean more security for Sudfeld. Fortunately for the Eagles, it sounds like Carson Wentz is making good progress and looked good in a workout held before the game.
Sudfeld completed 22-of-39 passing attempts for 312 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Thursday's preseason loss to New England.
Sudfeld has impressed this summer to the point that he may force the Eagles to trade either him or Nick Foles, improving the stock of both for fantasy. Of course, Foles has what is supposedly a minor shoulder injury so those plans are on hold until he returns to the field. With Carson Wentz also questionable for the start of the regular season, the Indiana product may start the season as the backup in Philadelphia.
Sudfeld completed 10-of-14 passing attempts for 140 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's 31-14 loss to Pittsburgh. He also rushed twice for five yards.
Overall, it was a good night for Sudfeld, who started slowly throwing his first interception on the Eagles' first drive. As the game progressed, however, the 24-year-old showed a mix of touch and accuracy while under center, throwing a 63-yard touchdown pass to Sheldon Gibson while completing 71% of his passes on the evening. Despite the solid showing, Sudfeld will need an injury or a Nick Foles trade to become fantasy relevant this season.
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