Philadelphia Eagles restricted free agent quarterback Nate Sudfeld will receive a second-round tender, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. The move locks him into a one-year, $3.095 million contract for the 2019 season assuming another team doesn’t extend an offer sheet. If they do, and the Eagles choose not to match it, the team which eventually signs him will have to give Philly a second-round pick in this year’s draft as compensation.
For those asking, #Eagles are going to tender QB Nate Sudfeld at a 2nd-round level, source said.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2019
Sudfeld has seen a fairly limited role during his tenure with the Eagles. Over the past two seasons, he’s made just three appearances which didn’t come as a surprise considering his status on the depth chart behind Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. His lone touchdown pass came in the 2018 regular-season finale when he connected with Nelson Agholor in the fourth quarter of a 24-0 win over the Washington Redskins.
Prior to his time in Philly, Sudfeld spent his rookie season with another NFC East team in the Skins. Washington took Sudfeld in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. But much like with the Eagles, Sudfeld functioned as the third-stringer and subsequently didn’t see any game action.
Sudfeld was the 11th quarterback selected in the 2016 draft. Prior to that, he enjoyed a standout collegiate career at Indiana. As a senior, he threw for 3,573 yards and 27 touchdown passes, both of which led the Big Ten. Sudfeld earned third-team All-Big Ten recognition as a result. And despite appearing in all of the Hoosiers’ games in just his senior season, Sudfeld’s 7,879 yards and 61 touchdown throws are the most in school history.
A native of Modesto, CA, Sudfeld initially committed to Arizona out of high school. But after the Wildcats fired Mike Stoops, he decided to open up his commitment and eventually settled on IU. It proved to be a good decision as he finished as the school’s most prolific passer and subsequently embarked on a pro career.
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