Eagles Eyeing New Backup Quarterback With Kellen Moore Ties

The Eagles could look to sign Easton Stick as their new backup quarterback in free agency.
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The Philadelphia Eagles luckily didn’t have to use a backup quarterback last season as star quarterback Jalen Hurts played in all 17 games. However, that doesn’t mean the team will not prioritize the position this offseason.

Last offseason, the team signed Marcus Mariota to backup Hurts after Gardner Minshew signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. Mariota played in three games in 2023, completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 164 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

NFL Insider Adam Caplan reported on Monday that the Eagles could re-sign Mariota, but free agent quarterback Easton Stick is also under consideration to back up Jalen Hurts.

For any other team, this type of rumor isn’t important. However, Stick has a connection with new Eagles offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, as they were both with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2023.

Stick started in four games for the Chargers after the team put Justin Herbert on injured reserve in December with a fractured right index finger. The former North Dakota State standout had a 0-4 record but completed 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,129 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception.

Stick’s best game came against the Raiders, where the Chargers lost 63-21 in Week 15. The 28-year-old quarterback completed 23-of-32 passes for 257 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. 

The Eagles hope they don’t need to play a backup quarterback next season, but it can’t hurt to explore the idea of signing Stick, who is familiar with Moore’s offense.

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