3 Low-Cost Quarterbacks the Eagles Can Sign to Back Up Jalen Hurts

With Marcus Mariota gone, the Philadelphia Eagles must target these three low-cost quarterbacks to play behind Jalen Hurts in 2024.
Tyler Huntley is one of three low-cost QBs the Eagles should target.
Tyler Huntley is one of three low-cost QBs the Eagles should target. / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles are looking for a backup quarterback after Marcus Mariota signed with the rival Washington Commanders earlier this week. Jalen Hurts is one of the top QBs in the league at the moment, but Tanner being the only other signal-caller on the roster doesn't inspire confidence.

The good news for the Eagles is that free agency has only begun and there's still a handful of QBs looking for work. While the franchise could wait until April to find Hurts' backup, that might not be a great idea. If Hurts goes down at any point in the season, the last thing Philadelphia needs is to throw an unproven arm under center.

With a free-agent gunslinger likely being the Eagles' best option, here are three low-cost QBs that they can sign to back up Hurts.

Eagles Must Target QB Tyler Huntley

If the Eagles want an athletic option to play behind Hurts, Tyler Huntley might be the answer.

Huntley has served as Lamar Jackson's backup ever since the former joined the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2020. The former Utah signal-caller has suited up in 20 NFL games (9 starts) since then, completing 64.6% of throws for 1,957 passing yards, eight touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a 79.0 passer rating. He just threw for 203 yards and a trio of TDs on 37 passing attempts with the Ravens last year.

Huntley has also demonstrated impressive mobility ever since he rushed for 1,131 yards and 15 touchdowns on 380 carries across his final three seasons with the Utes. Although he hasn't put up those numbers at the NFL level, he still has turned 115 carries into 509 yards and three TDs as a pro.

With The Liberty Line's Jake Rabadi reporting that the Eagles are interested in the 26-year-old, there's a decent chance that Huntley will be on their depth chart in 2024.