Jason Cole of B/R, citing multiple sources, reports that the Philadelphia Eagles’ interest in using their No. 8 overall pick on a quarterback is “very real.”
The Eagles have already worked out and met with Carson Wentz and Jared Goff, and have even taken a long look at Memphis QB Paxton Lynch.
Cole mentions that owner Jeffery Lurie’s decision to make the trip to see these quarterbacks further implies their level of interest in possibly taking a quarterback in round one.
However, not everyone is sold on the idea. A few sources have told Cole that this could be a “clever ruse” on the Eagles part to get a team like the 49ers to either move up in the draft and ensure they get a quarterback or use their No. 7 pick on the position to prevent the Eagles from taking one of them.
Philadelphia elected to re-sign Sam Bradford a few weeks ago and hedged their bet by also bringing in Chase Daniel, and giving him a respectable deal with the opportunity to make more if ends up starting games. With this in mind, some have wondered why the Eagles spending so much time with quarterbacks when they’ve already invested a lot of money in the position.
Even if the Eagles aren’t serious about using their first-round pick on a quarterback, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a good idea of these prospects should one or both be available to them by the time they’re on the clock.
We’ll have more regarding the Eagles possibly taking a quarterback in the draft as the news is available.