The Eagles added to their quarterback arsenal after the draft. Philadelphia signed undrafted free agent Carson Strong out of Nevada. He was another one of those players whose draft stock really went down as the draft got closer. He was originally supposed to go in the first couple rounds of the draft but had an injury that really made NFL teams shy away from the Wolfpack standout. Strong has a knee condition that really limits his mobility. However, Strong has a lot of potential and there is no doubt he will try his hardest to be great in the NFL even with a knee condition. This article will look at the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Strong.
Looking at Strong while he was at Nevada
Strong was one of the best group of five quarterbacks in college football throughout his time on the Wolf Pack. His two best seasons came during his junior and senior year. In his 2020 season, Strong threw for almost 3,000 yards and had an impressive 27 touchdown passes. He built off his ultra-good junior season by putting up even better numbers during his senior season. He killed his 2020 yardage total by putting up over 4,000 yards passing. Furthermore, he had 36 passing touchdowns and only eight interceptions.
Strong finished his college career being the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year in his last two seasons in college. He also came in first in just about every passing category in the Mountain West in 2020 and 2021. This included passing completions, pass attempts, completion percentage and touchdowns. Safe to say that strong was one of the best quarterbacks ever at Nevada and in the group of five.
Analyzing Carson Strong’s attributes
Strong is not the same type of quarterback as current Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. He is primarily a pocket passer and has very limited mobility. Strong can throw the ball a country mile, which is what made him such a strong NFL prospect. Most of his touchdown passes were explosive as he can change the complexion of a game in a minute. Not to mention his accuracy and touch while throwing these passes are insane.
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He can put the ball only where his receiver can get to it and really knows how to thread the needle. Strong had a 70 percent completion percentage in his last two years at Nevada. The only thing that is really holding strong back is his injury concerns. If he can work through that problem, then he has a great chance to become an NFL starter one day.
What to expect from his first year in NFL?
Strong will be able compete with Hurts right away for the starting position. However, it is unlikely that he will take that starting spot, as the Eagles seem to be dedicated to Hurts as of now. It is also very risky to put Strong in right away. If the line fails to protect him, then he could irritate his knee even more or even suffer from a new injury. Strong’s ceiling for this season would probably be a solid second-string quarterback. However, anything can happen and if Hurts regresses then Strong could very well be the Eagles quarterback in the middle of the year. Overall, signing Strong was very good risk as he has a lot of NFL potential and will generate a lot of intrigue among Eagles fans. This concludes this Philadelphia Eagles player spotlight on quarterback Carson Strong.