The case for Dennis Dixon as the Eagles starting quarterback
Sean Woods, Philly.com
In a recent poll on Philly.com, readers were asked who the Eagles starting quarterback will be. (Inexplicably, Michael Vick was the top choice.) But the best man for the job wasn’t even listed as an option. And no, I’m not referring to G.J. Kinne — a long shot that won’t get many reps with the first team.
Of the five players working out in red jerseys at the NovaCare Complex this summer, only one has familiarity and proven success with Chip Kelly’s offense: Dennis Dixon.
Signing Dixon was one of Kelly’s first personnel moves since joining the Eagles. The decision shows continued trust in a quarterback with whom he enjoyed great success at Oregon. With Kelly as his offensive coordinator in 2007, Dixon registered 2,136 yards passing and 583 yards rushing while scoring 29 touchdowns (20 passing, nine rushing) with just four interceptions and zero fumbles.
The prospect of Dixon becoming the new face of the franchise might be a bit unexpected, but he’s no worse than the incumbent candidates.