Buzz word of week for Eagles: quarterback

April, 28, 2014
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The quarterback position was a prime topic in terms of reading the coverage from the weekend regarding the Philadelphia Eagles.

Philadelphiaeagles.com takes a detailed look at the Eagles' depth chart at quarterback led by starter Nick Foles.

Foles threw 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions on his way to the NFC East title last season.

This piece also analyzes the backups led by Mark Sanchez, who was signed when Michael Vick joined the New York Jets.

In the Philadelphia Daily News, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock gives his list of the top quarterbacks available in next month’s draft.

Mayock has Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel as his top choice and wrote in his analysis:
“The two things you have to buy in with Manziel are his willingness to learn how to win from the pocket and whether he'll be OK as the face of the franchise. Those were the two main reservations I had as far as him being a top-10 type of pick. But his spontaneous playmaking ability overwhelms the rest of it. He doesn't like being confined. He likes those open spaces. The Missouri and LSU games were eye-openers with him last year because they used a mush rush against him and slowly pushed the pocket on him and he got frustrated and his accuracy went down. But I'm buying in that he's mature enough and intelligent enough to learn from that. I think he'll do enough from the pocket to give you the best of both worlds.”


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