pft – “We need someone to step up, whether it’s an existing young quarterback or somebody we go out and acquire,” Jeffrey Lurie told Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. “We know — this is no secret — quarterback is the [ultimate] position and the most important difference-maker.” “We want to have very healthy, high ability at that position, with excellent leadership and a lot of smarts and a lot of moxie. Someone that really can take that position and run with it,” Lurie said. “And so Nick is going to have a great opportunity to showcase what he’s done. He’s had some outstanding games and he’s had one poor game,” Lurie said. “Time will tell. I think it’s really wide open for those that are on the team and it’s wide open for what our strategy might be if we don’t have it. But it’s a No. 1 priority. We’ve got to solidify that position in a really good way.”
This, to me, sounds like the Birds’ version of Tankadelphia. You know what “number one priority” means? It means it’s number one. Above winning, learning the system, building trust, everything. It’s number one.
One of the early mock drafts shows the last big-name QB available — Johnny Football — going to the Eagles at 8, and while mock drafts are all bullshit, we can see that there’s a projected early need and early run on QBs.
AKA — the Eagles need to stay losing or else they’ll pick too late for a franchise signal caller. I, for one, think tanking in football is stupid since there’s so much more uncertainty in the draft than there is for the NBA…but the team needs a quarterback. And getting stuck with another fourth-round Matt Barkley-like armless QB is not an option.