Trent Edwards earned the Eagles third quarterback job, and another year’s worth of contract.
According to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com, the Eagles added a year to Edwards’ deal, which gives him a measure of security. Though he wasn’t expected to surpass Mike Kafka for a job, the Eagles decided to hang onto him.
While I’m sure Edwards and his family are excited about the move, it’s only really interesting as it pertains to the other quarterbacks on the Eagles roster.
This has been described many times as a make-or-break year for Michael Vick, and because they’d owe him $16.5 million next year, it’s reasonable to conclude they’re going to make a decision on him one way or another after this season.
And with the encouraging play of rookie Nick Foles in earning the backup job, many are thinking he could be the future in Philadelphia. If they decide not to continue with Vick, having a stable vet like Edwards would be good for Foles.
In other contract updates, the Eagles slashed Darryl Tapp’s salary from $2.575 million to $825,000. According to Frank, he was approached before final cuts, and told he’d only have a spot if he agreed to the pay cut.