0-6. That was the pathetic score at the end of the Eagles-Cowboys matchup. I understand that Philadelphia had backups and in the playoffs we are going to run the ball, but 4-11 isn’t good enough for the NFL. It isn’t good enough for the CFL, AFL, GFL, LFA, IFL or CIF. Congrats, Nick Foles. You’ve earned a rich new contract in the Czech League of American Football if you play like that every day. However, Nate Sudfeld played with backups like he could take Philadelphia to the Super Bowl. And, as noted, he won’t have to throw 40 passes because Philadelphia are going to run the ball.
Nate Sudfeld was QB for Indiana U. While there, he posted numbers including first in passing touchdowns in Hoosiers history (61), along with passing yardage (7,879), 350-yard games (6), 300-yard games (11), 250-yard games (13), 200-yard games (19), four-touchdown games (5) and three-touchdown games (10), tied for first in 400-yard games (1), second in completion percentage (60.3) and completions (593), third in total offense (8,011) and fourth in attempts (983) on IU’s career lists in 37 games (26 starts).
He was cut by the Redskins, who might regret that if Kirk Cousins leaves. He has only thrown 23 passes, but unlike Foles, he was incredible with 19 for 23 and 134 yards with 0 turnovers. Sadly, these numbers were not good enough to get into the end zone, but he still was impressive.
I know what you are thinking: But can a 24-year-old get to the Super Bowl? Sure, he’s no Carson Wentz, who tore his ACL which put a slight damper on Eagles Super Bowl hopes, well, a huge damper, but either way, he can do it. The Eagles are young and talented, just like Sudfeld himself, and they have a solid collection of veterans such as Brent Celek and Patrick Robinson sprinkled in there as well. So, I believe the Eagles best shot while Wentz is hurt remains in the young arm of Nate Sudfeld.