The Eagles made an interesting move on Monday.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 10, 2017
I like this move. McGloin is a good #3 QB. I would love for the Eagles to have targeted someone in the draft to add and develop as a backup, but this is not a good QB class. There just aren’t any guys I really want. Apparently the team feels the same way.
Nick Foles is here on a 2-year deal. McGloin is just here for one year. I’m sure the Eagles would love Foles to stay for a while, but he would certainly like a chance to compete for a starting job at some point in the future. He can spend the next couple of years trying to repair his reputation.
The question with McGloin is whether he is good enough to be your primary backup. McGloin has gone 1-6 in his career as a starter. His career QB rating is 75.3. He doesn’t complete 60 percent of his passes. Those aren’t compelling numbers. The backup QB has to be good enough to be an effective starter if called upon. I like to think of A.J. Feeley as the kind of guy you want. Someone who is competent and confident, but also comfortable with the role. He wasn’t meant to be a starter, but gave you a chance to win when he was on the field.
McGloin reminds me a bit of Koy Detmer. Lots of attitude and emotion, but limited skills. Fun to watch in meaningless games, but not someone you want out there when things really matter.
It is possible that McGloin could develop over time. He spent 2 years in Oakland playing for John DeFilippo so that should help McGloin to fit in with the Eagles. This also gives him a chance to play for an offensive-minded head coach. Derek Carr has developed nicely for the Raiders, but players with marginal talent sometimes need the right circumstances to bring out the best in them.
The Eagles now have a good starting QB in Carson Wentz, a good backup in Nick Foles and an experienced #3 in McGloin. That’s a pretty good situation.
I do have to give McGloin a lot of credit. I saw him early on at Penn State and he was erratic. I thought he could have been a good starter at a lower level of football, but it seemed like the Big Ten was above his head.
McGloin kept working and grinding and then got the break of a lifetime when Bill O’Brien took over the program. O’Brien brought out the best in McGloin and helped develop him into a player that could find a spot in the NFL.
The kid I saw early on at Penn State seemed more likely to play in the NHL than the NFL. He’s earned everything in his career and that’s something he can be proud of, no matter how things turn out in the future.
I loved this.
Eagles/Jets this preseason means a really good chance of Hackenberg v. McGloin
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) April 11, 2017
The Bill O’Brien Bowl.
Could make the preseason finale a lot more fun for PSU fans.
LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux has workouts for Vikings, Eagles, Patriots; Packers among those displaying interest
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 10, 2017
I went back and watched more tape of him. Didn’t realize how creatively they used him. LSU ran 3 and 4-man DLs. Godchaux played DE in both fronts and DT as well. Better athlete than I initially gave him credit for. Good closing speed. Godchaux had 6.5 sacks last year, a good total for a guy who is 310 pounds.
Also of interest…played for the same defensive coordinator who coached Beau Allen in his Senior season.
DL Davon Godchaux (LSU, 6'4", 293lbs). The ability to shed blocks & make an impact is there, very inconsistent, though. Disappears at times. pic.twitter.com/NvcezPC9Hi
— My Colts Account (@MyColtsAccount) January 29, 2017