By Peter Gleason
The Eagles history is littered with quarterbacks whose competence that can best be described as spotty:
Over the hill Jim McMahon!
Norm Snead, whom the Birds traded for in 1964 for the great Sonny Jurgenson, who went from the Redskins to the Hall of Fame even though his last few years were played under George Allen, a coach who had so little regard for Sonny’s skills that he preferred Bill Killmer as his starter!
So, whatever you think about Chip Kelly the GM, it says a lot about Chip Kelly the coach that we are even thinking about the sixth time being the charm for the Sam Bradford Revolution.
And hey, it might be! Take any frustrating, could-be star quarterback in the league, add “in Chip Kelly’s offense,” and the player instantly becomes twice as attractive. RG3? Probably hopeless in D.C., but RG3 in Chip Kelly’s offense could be fun. Johnny Manziel in Chip Kelly’s offense? Watch out. Colin Kaepernick? Teddy Bridgewater? Marcus Mariota? Put him with Chip Kelly, and …
Everyone looks better in the shadow of Chip’s visor, following those play-cards. For Bradford’s part, if he can stay healthy, he’s accurate enough to be dangerous in this offense.
Nobody has any idea, really. Why did the Eagles bet their immediate future on Sam Bradford? Let’s all find out together!