The Eagles tendered backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld to a one-year contract at a second-round level, an NFL source said Monday.
Sudfeld, who is a restricted free agent, is slated to earn $3.095 million in 2019. Teams are free to sign him, but they would also have to give up a second-round pick to the Eagles, which is unlikely.
The 25-year-old Sudfeld has an opportunity to become Carson Wentz’s backup after the Eagles allowed Nick Foles, who agreed to a four-year contract with the Jaguars Monday, to become a free agent. Coach Doug Pederson didn’t necessarily hand Sudfeld the job last month at the NFL combine, but he did praise him.
“Nate’s done a great job. Nate’s really put himself in a position to compete for it," Pederson said. "We don’t just go around and give out jobs, but at the same time, we want him to compete for that spot.”
The Eagles are believed to be in the market for a veteran quarterback. Tyrod Taylor and Teddy Bridgewater could be options, but the quarterbacks may have opportunities to compete for starting jobs elsewhere.