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Eagles sign Trent Edwards to one-year deal

Posted on: February 23, 2012 8:44 pm
 
EdwardsBy Josh Katzowitz

In 2008, quarterback Trent Edwards had a decent-enough season with the Bills, completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 2,699 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a 7-9 Buffalo squad.

But after Ryan Fitzpatrick took over the starting quarterback job -- the dance between Edwards and Fitzpatrick was enough to make former Bills star Jim Kelly go mad -- Edwards has been a non-factor in the league.

He played two games for the Bills in 2010 before Buffalo cut him and then played three games with the Jaguars. Though his name always seemed to pop up among teams who were desperate for a fill-in quarterback last season, he didn’t play at all in 2011 after the Raiders released him before the year began.

Looks like Edwards might not be unemployed for 2012, though, as the Eagles announced Thursday that they’ve signed him to a one-year deal.

Although Edwards (obviously) won’t compete with Michael Vick for the Philadelphia starting job, he’ll have a chance to beat out Mike Kafka for the right to back up Vick. And though it’s questionable whether Edwards is a legit starting quarterback in this league, he still can be a solid backup.

For a team that employs the oft-injured Vick, that’s an important component for the Eagles.

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Comments

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:43 am
 

Eagles sign Trent Edwards to one-year deal

Trent was rolling along and doing well as the starter. Then he went to Arizona, they attacked him from all sides. There was one hit, a dl launched himself and drove his helmet right into the side of Trents head.


He was never the same after that. Nope was different QB with a much shorter throwing motion. He knows the game and has the tools. But I fear trents playing days are coming to end. He will make a fine coach and a wonderfful human being. He is no longer a threat and many know it. He is a good guy, but he will never be the same QB. Watch that clip if you do not believe me, look at the numbers before and after.  I liked him, but this is a business as much as a game. He will make an excellent coach.  



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:49 am
 

Eagles sign Trent Edwards to one-year deal

Draft Case Keenum late, PLEASE. Apparently he's not too high on draft boards but I like this dude a lot. I hope he gets a chance. 



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:58 pm
 

Eagles sign Trent Edwards to one-year deal

Guess this means Vinny Young isn't coming back? I'll take him over Edwards for crying out loud.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:27 pm
 

Eagles sign Trent Edwards to one-year deal

LOL, under the right circunmstances, will Klob become available some how ?


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