Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 2/23/12

He's still got to pass his physical... but it looks like Trent Edwards is an Eagles backup QB (#2 or #3 ?)... Public reaction has been mixed, to say the least...


Trent Edwards is 28 years old, 6-4 and 231 lbs., and was drafted in the 3rd round out of Stanford by the Buffalo Bills in 2007.

 
Edwards has made 33 starts in the NFL, all but one of them with the Buffalo Bills. He also spent time with Jacksonville and Oakland, who cut him prior to last season. His record as a starter is 14-19, with 6,019 passing yards, 26 TD's, 30 INT's, and a 75.4 passer rating.

He's big, he's relatively agile and he has a "plus" arm...and he went to Stanford, so he's got to be smart, right? So what was the beef with Edwards when the Bills replaced him with Ryan Fitzpatrick?

I'll rely on the smart phan posters here to fill in the blanks on that question. I promise not to criticize Edwards' past performance. I vow not to bring up his occasional lapses in reading defenses or his Kyle Boller-like propensity to make a great play one moment and a very bad decision under pressure on the next.

First, he must pass his physical. And then he gets a grace period, a 3-week jump on other free agents
since regular NFL Free Agency doesn't begin until March 13th. But players who had their contracts terminated last year are fair game now. That gives Trent Edwards a chance to spend some extra time with Eagles coaches and staff and get a preview of the playbook. He'll need every edge he can get to make a new first impression in Philly.

I'm still waiting for terms of the reported one-year deal. But one thing's for sure, we have seen the end of the Vince Young experiment in an Eagles uniform.

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Coming up after a short break, I'll add some "Trick Plays" that hopefully the Eagles or Trent Edwards will never need to deploy in desperation. Some you'll recognize, but others may surprise you...



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