Philadelphia Eagles: 5 takeaways from preseason loss to Pittsburgh Steelers

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1. Sudfeld plays well for most part

When taking a closer look at the overall picture with his performance from the first half, it’s safe to say Sudfeld played well for the most part under center for the Eagles after finishing with 140 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-14 passing. Sure, Philadelphia would have preferred to see the backup quarterback finish without the two interceptions, but also seeing Sudfeld rebound the way he did says a lot about him as a player.

Heading into the game, Philadelphia knew they were going to receive a good look over how Sudfeld looked under center since he was going to earn extended playing time with Carson Wentz and Nick Foles both resting. As crazy as it sounds to say out loud, the Eagles realize it’s only a matter of time before Foles is no longer part of the picture, whether it ends up being from retirement or simply wanting to be a starter on another team.

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In other words, this preseason is sort of like an audition for Sudfeld to see if he has any sort of potential to be the backup for Wentz full time down the road for the Eagles. If Sudfeld can build off this performance against the Steelers, it will put him in great position for this to happen when the time comes.