The Eagles didn’t sign McCown because they don’t have faith in Sudfeld. They didn’t sign him because they’re concerned with Sudfeld’s ability to be their No. 2. They didn’t sign him in case Sudfeld doesn’t work out.
They signed him simply because Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson believe the Eagles are a better team with McCown on the roster than without him.
McCown brings nearly two decades of experience playing quarterback in the NFL, and when you have 26-year-old Wentz, 25-year-old Sudfeld and 23-year-old Thorson in your quarterback room, there’s tremendous value in a guy who’s been around since before the Linc was built. But the Eagles also need someone who can be effective as soon as the opener on Sept. 8.
There is a very real chance this was Nick Foles' last night in an Eagles uniform. He has earned the right to be a starter in this league through guiding Philly to a title last year and a late-season surge this year. That opportunity will likely come elsewhere. Barring a big change in plans, Carson Wentz is the QB the franchise plans to hitch its wagon to. Foles can become a free agent this offseason if the Eagles don't place the franchise tag on him.
Foles' postgame comments sure sounded like he'll be moving on, whether he's traded or becomes a free agent will remain to be seen. Had the Eagles moved on to the Super Bowl, there may have been some hard decisions to make for the franchise. However, it looks like 2019 will see Wentz as the starter with Sudfeld as the backup.
The Eagles knocked off Washington, and with a Bears win over the Vikings, advanced to the playoffs. So, the status of Foles going forward will be key. The Eagles travel to Chicago next weekend for the first round and Foles appears like he should be OK to start.