After successfully pretending to be Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick, Dennis Dixon could now be getting to reprise the role for which he’s most famous: Dennis Dixon.
According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, the Eagles are in contract talks with Dixon.
Dixon, a Heisman candidate at Oregon and presumed first-round pick, plunged to round five after tearing an ACL during the 2007 college football season. After four years with the Steelers, he languished on the open market until joining the Ravens’ practice squad.
The fact that he finished the year on the practice squad makes him free and clear and eligible to be signed by another team.
With the Eagles, Dixon would be reunited with Chip Kelly, who served as Dixon’s offensive coordinator at Oregon. And the move would put Dixon immediately in the mix for playing time, given his familiarity with Kelly’s offense.
At a minimum, Dixon would be the guy who would help teach the offense to other quarterbacks on the roster, Rex Grossman style.