The backup quarterback position is consistently one of intrigue when it comes to Andy Reid-led teams.
Ever since Kevin Kolb was flipped for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick (yeesh), people have viewed Reid’s backups as potential starters and prime trade bait. Look no further than the rampant Chase Daniel trade speculation these past couple of seasons if you want proof of this.
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Well now that Daniel has moved on to greener pastures- money wise at least – Reid is heading into this summer looking to anoint his next backup quarterback. Sure, Bray has been announced as the number two, but it has been made abundantly clear that Murray and Hogan will have every chance to snatch that spot over the coming months.
And if there’s one guy who looks to be primed to shake up the race, it’s the new kid on the block, Kevin Hogan.
The fifth-round pick out of Stanford is much more pro-ready than your average late round quarterback. Much of the credit for this goes to Stanford’s pro-style offense (ie. snaps are actually taken under center every once in a while).
This, along with some west-coast offense elements having been incorporated in that offense, gives Hogan a greatly reduced learning curve compared to your average rookie quarterback. Murray and Bray will still have a substantial advantage over him in terms of knowing the offense, but Hogan isn’t coming in as a complete blank slate, which is good.
Next: Onto the tape...