The QB Factory Stays Busy

Posted: March 23rd, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 2 Comments »

Quarterback is the most important position in sports. If you aren’t good enough at QB, you can’t win it all. The 1991 Eagles had a phenomenal defense and a lot of overall talent. The QB play was bad and that team missed the playoffs. You don’t cut corners when it comes to QB.

The Eagles had that in mind on Tuesday when they made this move.

Hell yes.

And wait til you hear how cheap they got him.

Hell yes.

Dallas is paying Dak Prescott $40M per year, hoping that he can win the Super Bowl. The Eagles are paying Flacco less than 10 percent of that and they know he can win the Super Bowl.

Advantage Eagles. The Cowboys are so dumb!!!

If only the world worked like that. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. The Eagles overpaid for a backup QB. Flacco might have had another suitor or two, but he wasn’t exactly a hot name. Last year he played for $1.5M. Paying more than double in a year with a reduced cap is just bizarre, and that’s about as positive as you can be.

One of Howie’s weaknesses has been overpaying veterans. Unless there is some angle I’m missing, this is another case of that.

For whatever reason, the Eagles like Flacco. That’s fine. They needed a veteran backup. I can live with him in that role. I’m just struggling to understand the deal. Why pay Flacco that much? It isn’t a fortune, but you don’t want to spend money you don’t have to.

I said yesterday that Howie had made good moves so far this offseason. This isn’t one of them.

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Does this move tell us anything?

This sure makes you think drafting a QB with pick six is off the board. If that happened, you would have Flacco as your number three at $3.5M. That’s not going to happen.

Anyone in the mood for Ja’Marr Chase or Kyle Pitts?

I guess the Eagles could trade Jalen Hurts and draft someone, but that seems like a very far-fetched idea. What’s likely is Hurts starting, Flacco backing up/mentoring him and then some late round rookie or low-level backup filling the number three role.

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This isn’t a huge deal, but the Eagles are light on receivers. They do have plenty of young guys still on the roster (Reagor, Hightower, Watkins). They will just need a lot of camp bodies. You wonder if they’ll bring in any cheap veterans to compete.

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2 Comments on “The QB Factory Stays Busy”

  1. 1 Eagles News: Joe Flacco signing “makes no sense on any level” – Bleeding Green Nation – WeGobble.online said at 9:23 AM on March 24th, 2021:

    […] The QB Factory Stays Busy – Iggles BlitzThe Eagles overpaid for a backup QB. Flacco might have had another suitor or two, but he wasn’t exactly a hot name. Last year he played for $1.5M. Paying more than double in a year with a reduced cap is just bizarre, and that’s about as positive as you can be. One of Howie’s weaknesses has been overpaying veterans. Unless there is some angle I’m missing, this is another case of that. For whatever reason, the Eagles like Flacco. That’s fine. They needed a veteran backup. I can live with him in that role. I’m just struggling to understand the deal. Why pay Flacco that much? It isn’t a fortune, but you don’t want to spend money you don’t have to. I said yesterday that Howie had made good moves so far this offseason. This isn’t one of them. […]

  2. 2 Eagles News: Joe Flacco signing “makes no sense on any level” – Bleeding Green Nation – Dfy News said at 9:26 AM on March 24th, 2021:

    […] The QB Factory Stays Busy – Iggles BlitzThe Eagles overpaid for a backup QB. Flacco might have had another suitor or two, but he wasn’t exactly a hot name. Last year he played for $1.5M. Paying more than double in a year with a reduced cap is just bizarre, and that’s about as positive as you can be. One of Howie’s weaknesses has been overpaying veterans. Unless there is some angle I’m missing, this is another case of that. For whatever reason, the Eagles like Flacco. That’s fine. They needed a veteran backup. I can live with him in that role. I’m just struggling to understand the deal. Why pay Flacco that much? It isn’t a fortune, but you don’t want to spend money you don’t have to. I said yesterday that Howie had made good moves so far this offseason. This isn’t one of them. […]