The Eagles have kicked the tires on a couple of quarterbacks.
Josh Johnson and Thaddeus Lewis both tried out with the Eagles today.
Johnson, who was cut by the Jets on Saturday, is one of the most athletic quarterbacks not currently under contract to an NFL team. He hasn’t developed much as a passer, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Chip Kelly give Johnson a shot at some point: Johnson’s running ability gives him the potential to be a unique weapon in the NFL.
Lewis, who was cut by the Browns on Saturday, started five games for the Bills in 2013 but never got on the field in the 2014 season.
The Eagles currently have three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster: Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Stephen Morris. The Eagles aren’t expected to add a quarterback soon, but Kelly wants to be ready if a quarterback is needed.