Well Chip Kelly might not be waiting until the draft to find a quarterback who fits his system. In fact, CSNPhilly’s Geoff Mosher is reporting that the Eagles are not even going to wait until free agency. The Eagles reportedly have their sights set on former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon, who is currently on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.
Dixon played for Kelly at Oregon in 2007 when Kelly was the team’s offensive coordinator. Dixon was a Heisman candidate before his 2007 season was cut short due to a knee injury. His familiarity with Kelly’s system makes him a candidate to come in and compete for a spot on the team. Dixon was selected in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. He has not had much of an NFL career going 35-for-59 for 402 yards and a touchdown. Dixon is larger than most mobile quarterbacks as he stands 6’3” 200 lbs.
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