Eagles Sign QB Dennis Dixon To Two-Year DealBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Thursday, February 14th, 2013
The Eagles have agreed to a two-year deal with one of Chip Kelly’s former quarterbacks Dennis Dixon. Dixon was on the Ravens practice team and became a free agent, therefore free to sign with any team of his choosing.
We are excited to bring in Dennis Dixon to compete at the quarterback position,” Eagles GM Howie Roseman said via released statement. “Dennis is a veteran in this league that has been a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams in his career. He’s also very familiar with Chip Kelly and how he operates.
This can’t be good news for second-year quarterback Nick Foles. Clearly Kelly is showing that he likes quarterbacks, who can run and Foles can do a lot of things, but running well isn’t one of them.
I think the starting quarterback job is Vick’s to lose. There’s no way they would have agreed to pay him $7.5 million dollars, if they didn’t think he was going to start. The signing of Vick has cost the team big money and it’s cost Kelly time on his honeymoon with Eagles fans. I don’t think he would have done it, if he didn’t believe Vick was going start.
The one-year deal protects the team in case Vick gets hurt, which is a probability. I could still see the Birds adding a quarterback to the team via the draft.
Dixon gives them somebody who is familiar with Kelly’s system and from what I’ve heard it’s a system, which is fairly easy to pick up. I was told that the genius of Kelly is the fact that he has made the system so simple that players are able to pick it up fairly easily.
I believe Dixon is regarded as security for Vick if he falls on his face in the offense, which they don’t expect to happen. Stay tuned.
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