Eagles coach Doug Pederson expects to draft QB
Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson expects his organization to take a quarterback during the 2016 NFL Draft, the team said Wednesday.
Pederson’s thoughts reflect those of owner Jeffrey Lurie, who said that the team would like to add quarterback help during an interview at the NFL owners meetings.
"We’re still looking for a third quarterback, somewhere in the draft, like we used to do," Lurie said via PhillyVoice.com. "We would always, each year, or every other year, try to draft a quarterback. At some point that’ll probably continue as long as there’s quality throughout the draft, and you can identify how you want to develop a quarterback over time. It’s not somebody who has to step in (immediately), then hopefully we can find somebody throughout the draft."
Philadelphia has already re-signed Sam Bradford to a two-year, $35 million contract and brought in former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel to be his backup.
The Eagles currently hold the No. 13 pick, likely out of the range of top quarterbacks like Carson Wentz and Jared Goff.