Philadelphia Eagles: Get to know new quarterback Reid Sinnett

After nearly two months of quarterback complacency, the Philadelphia Eagles have finally made a change: Officially trading  Joe Flacco to the New York Jets for a conditional sixth-round pick.

Now this, my friends, is one of those rare moves that means many different things to many different people. To some, it moved Gardner Minshew one spot closer to taking Jalen Hurts‘ spot. While others lament the loss of seeing Flacco play a regular season game for his childhood team.

But do you want to know one aspect of the Eagles’ very busy Monday that hasn’t been nearly discussed enough? The other quarterback involved in the team’s rostoral two step, Reid Sinnett, who now slots in as the team’s QB3.

So, with no further ado, let’s get to know Reid Sinnett and see what he brings to the table for the Philadelphia Eagles both now and moving forward.

Reid Sinnett is a fun new QB for the Philadelphia Eagles.

What do Reid Sinnett and Donnell Pumphrey have in common?

Well, they were both born in the 1990s, played their college ball for smaller schools in California, and most importantly of all, neither have played a game for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Football gods willing, that doesn’t change any time soon.

A native of Johnston, Iowa, Sinnett enrolled at San Diego University after having an offer from Penn pulled following a coaching staff change. He sat for all but his final seasons with the Toreros while Anthony Lawrence was becoming the all-time leading passer in Pioneer Football League but eventually took the conference by storm as a redshirt senior, throwing for 3,528 yards and 32 touchdowns versus 10 interceptions.

Sinnett parlayed this single season of success into a UDFA contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was ultimately waived coming out of camp.

After a brief stint on the Bucs’ practice squad, Sinnett signed with the Miami Dolphins practice squad for the remainder of the season. He was elevated twice to the active roster but otherwise saw no NFL action as a rookie. Still, he shined enough in practice to secure a futures contract with the team and compete for the Dolphins in the preseason of 2021, where he turned in some sweet highlights like this one here.

Running around for his life behind the line you say? Yeah, I think Sinnett will fit in just fine around these parts.

With Tua Tagovailoa on IR, the Dolphins brought up Sinnett to backup former Nick Sirianni quarterback Jacoby Brissett but he was ultimately waived him once that stint was over in the hopes of stashing him away on the practice squad once more.

Enter Howie Roseman, who used his chaotic energy to upset those plans.

With a Joe Flacco trade materializing thanks to the ever Eagles loving Joe Douglas, Roseman opted to make Sinnett the latest member of Philly’s “QB Factory,” even if he had to release Rick Lovato for a day to facilitate the deal.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Will Reid Sinnett ever see the field for the Philadelphia Eagles? Gosh I certainly hope not, but after being one injury away from Joe Flacco playing meaningful snaps as an in-game injury replacement, the addition of Sinnett makes the Eagles quarterback room a tad more conventional while simultaniously giving the team another young signal-caller to develop for the future. Considering the alternative, I’m alright with that.