It's sort of like the first day of school over at the NovaCare Complex today.
Like many teams today, the Eagles are beginning Phase One of their offseason workout plan. While this is all voluntary, many Eagles will be reporting to the team facility, including backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld.
That shouldn't come as a big surprise. Sudfeld, 25, has barely played in the NFL and that second-round tender will pay him around $3 million to be Carson Wentz's backup in the 2019 season. Sudfeld was a sixth-round pick of the Redskins back in 2016, but has been with the Eagles since 2017 and has been on the 53-man roster since midway in that season.
The Eagles could have used an original-round tender on Sudfeld and paid him about $1 million less for this upcoming season, but that would have left open the possibility for another team to poach him. The Eagles again showed their commitment to the QB prospect by slapping that second-round tender on him, which pretty much tells other teams to back off. If another team wanted to sign Sudfeld to an offer sheet, the Eagles would have been able to match and if they couldn't, the team that signed him would have to give up a second-round pick to the Birds.