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Roster Move: Eagles sign QB Christian Hackenberg, why they made this move

12 August 2018 Eagles News


The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg. 

The former second round pick has yet to sink his feet in the league. In his time in the league, he’s yet to see the field in the regular season.

Why would the Eagles bring him in?

For them there’s no risk and somewhat of a reward. With Nick Foles on a one year deal and Nate Sudfeld also set to become a restricted free agent, the Eagles are giving themselves a chance to develop a player who was once known as a top quarterback prospect. If they’re able to do so, they just add another quarterback to an already stacked room. 

For Hackenberg this move makes sense as well. He’s entering one of the best quarterback situations where he just gets to focus on himself and developing. There’s no pressure to start and succeed right away and he’s seen proof that the Eagles can adjust and develop any quarterback under Doug Pederson. 

Photo: Andrew Theodorakis/New York Post