Once again the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback situation is in the news, as the team signed 28-year old quarterback Dennis Dixon to a two-year contract yesterday, just days after restructuring the contract of Michael Vick, who has entered the past two seasons as the franchises’ starting quarterback.
Dixon, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, quarterbacked the Oregon Ducks back when Chip Kelly, the Eagles new head coach, was still the offensive coordinator.
After playing in Pittsburgh from 2008-2011, Dixon spent the 2012 season on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. He has three career starts, two in 2009 and one in 2010 with the Steelers. He has a career completion percentage of 59 percent, while throwing for 402 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also has ten career rushes for 56 yards and a rushing touchdown.
There has been plenty of buzz around Dixon since Kelly was named the head man in Philadelphia, yet logically, i...