Though the Eagles used a 3rd round pick on Nick Foles, the organization sees him as more of a developmental quarterback of the future than someone they want to play this year. Given that, it’ll be a competition between two veterans, Trent Edwards and Mike Kafka, to be the #2 quarterback behind Michael Vick. Foles will be the #3 quarterback for this season.
Given that Edwards didn’t attempt a pass last season, Kafka has the inside track at the #2 job. He was their #3 quarterback last year and has 2 years of experience in the system after going in the 4th round in the 2010 NFL Draft. Kafka has been impressing in Eagles OTAs so far, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.
Kafka spent a lot of time this offseason in the weight room working on his arm strength, one of his biggest weaknesses. It’s showing on the field as he reportedly is making throws he once couldn’t. Kafka has 16 career attempts, with 11 completions for 107 yards, no touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. It sounds like he’ll be the #2 quarterback and Edwards will be cut. He should make several starts this season given Vick’s injury history.