EAGLES’ 3-QB OVERLOAD MIGHT BE A PROBLEM FOR PEDERSON!

By Annie Ross

Super Bowl-winning coach and current ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden knows a thing or two about quarterbacks, and he thinks the Eagles will have a dilemma.

“The problem right now I see in Philadelphia is they have too many quarterbacks to be friendly with,” Gruden told the Inky. “How are they going to distribute any reps and get anybody ready when you got Sam Bradford (above) making $18 million, you’ve got Chase Daniel who’s a backup making $7 million, and now you have the No. 2 pick in the draft?

“I don’t know how you’re going to get these guys reps and get them ready, but [coach] Doug Pederson will have to answer that.”

Gruden’s concern was primarily about the time it will take for Pederson to install a new offense, and how to divide up practice time so anyone can be effective in it now or in the future.

“When you look at the amount of reps you can have with your team, that number is substantially less than it was five years ago with this new collective bargaining agreement,” Gruden said. “You’ve got a new head coach who’s running a new offensive system — he better get it in there quickly, because the games are about to start — so who’s going to get the reps and who’s going to get the leftovers?

“You don’t have time to get three guys reps. You just don’t. If you do, you’re not running a real sophisticated offense. It’s hard to get one guy to go today, let alone two. So there could be a trade. I don’t want to start any rumors in Philadelphia, but if they do draft a quarterback with all they have invested in him, I’m sure they’ll want to get him as many reps as possible, and that’s going to make somebody I think unhappy and perhaps expendable.”

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