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Eagles Working Out Former College QB Standout

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in a former standout college QB for a workout.
The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in a former standout college QB for a workout. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images
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The Philadelphia Eagles are currently embroiled in a much-publicized starting QB situation. After the team struggled for weeks under Carson Wentz, head coach Doug Pederson has decided to give rookie Jalen Hurts a chance at starter.

Philly is now bringing in college standout quarterback Tyree Jackson in for a workout, but it doesn't appear he's after the starting QB job.

Making the QB-to-tight-end transition has recently become common in the league. Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce once shined as a quarterback in high school before making the switch in college, and Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas threw for over 9,000 yards and 50 touchdowns as a QB at Virginia Tech.

Jackson, who stands 6-foot-7, put up impressive numbers in college at Buffalo. As a junior, he threw for over 3,100 yards and 28 touchdowns in 14 games before declaring for the 2018 draft.

However, Jackson went undrafted, and it appears he's doing whatever he can to get a chance in the NFL. Jackson's QB background could make him a sneaky threat if he is able to catch on with a team as a tight end.

The Eagles will take on the New Orleans Saints in Week 14. New Orleans is 6.5-point favorites in that matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.


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