The Philadelphia Eagles already have one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL in Jalen Hurts.
They added Marcus Mariota and Ian Book this offseason to serve as backups to Hurts, and they drafted a fourth quarterback in the sixth round of last week’s NFL Draft.
The Eagles announced that three players from their draft class had officially signed contracts on Thursday, highlighted by No. 9 overall pick Jalen Carter.
The two other players that signed included former Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee, who they selected with the No. 188 overall pick.
Making it official
We've signed DT Jalen Carter, QB Tanner McKee, and DT Moro Ojomo.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/sQcDKsMn5D
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 4, 2023
“Welcome to Philly, boys,” one fan said.
Welcome to Philly, boys! https://t.co/mBNKqYOnma
— Damon (@Damon089) May 4, 2023
“Welcome home young Eagles,” another fan said. “Now let’s get after it and win a Super Bowl.”
Welcome home young Eagles! Now let’s get after it and win a Super Bowl
— micheal cameron (@demondog48) May 4, 2023
“QB1 signs,” said another fan.
— Luke Patrick Miller (@footballluke1) May 4, 2023
The Eagles are looking to build on their NFC championship-winning campaign last season. After acquiring Carter and fellow Georgia Bulldogs Nolan Smith and Kelee Ringo in the draft, many fans are excited about their chances this year.
Some believed that Carter was the draft’s best prospect, regardless of position. Other teams had more pressing needs, while the Eagles were simply able to draft the best available player when their pick came around at No. 9. We’ll have to see how Carter and his fellow rookies fare in the league.