The headline alone about the Philadelphia Eagles speaks for itself–who on earth is G.J. Kinne.
The Eagles added a fifth quarterback to their current roster on Tuesday after agreeing to a deal with the former Tulsa quarterback–who was last known for playing in the Arena Football League last season as a member of the San Antonio Talons and Omaha Nighthawks. Kinne was actually a member of the New York Jets last offseason before he was released during the spring time and it should be interesting to see where he stands compared to the rest of the quarterbacks on the Eagles.
Along with Kinne, Philadelphia’s current roster consists of Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon, and Trent Edwards. At this point, the obvious choices for the Eagles seem to be Vick, Foles, and Dixon–so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Kinne ended up being the odd-man out before training camp even gets here.
Clearly, this just seems like one of those situations where Chip Kelly and company want to see what Kinne could possibly bring to the table considering he was the Conference USA Player of the Year back in 2011. The chances of Kinne lasting on the roster may seem like a long shot–but you never know when it comes to the NFL.
As of now, all the Eagles can do over the next couple of weeks is see how well Kinne fits in with the offense and decide whether or not he would be worth keeping around on the roster for the 2013 season.
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