PHILADELPHIA -- How are the Eagles' quarterbacks faring during training camp? Here's an evaluation from Tuesday’s practice:
Sam Bradford: up
Bradford was methodical and consistent, not flashy. That appears to be the pattern here.
Wow moment: The only real “wow” with Bradford came at the end of practice, when we realized he completed almost every pass. No single throw really stood out Monday. Bradford continued to throw short passes that caught receivers in stride and allowed them to pick up yardage. Few of his passes traveled more than 5 yards beyond the line of scrimmage.
Whoa moment: None of Bradford’s passes fell incomplete. One, however, was completed to cornerback Aaron Grymes. It was Bradford’s last throw of a full team period. His mistake may have been targeting fourth-team quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, who occasionally lines up as a wide receiver during these practices. The pass bounced off Bethel-Thompson’s hands and was an easy catch for Grymes.
Chase Daniel: up
Throwing to Bethel-Thompson was probably not the best idea for any of the Eagles' quarterbacks. When Daniel tried it during a full team drill, the ball was also nearly picked off. Linebacker Travis Long, who is coming back from a torn ACL, made a nice diving play to reach out and knock the pass away.
Wow moment: Daniel’s short pass to M.J. McFarland was eye-catching because it came during a team drill. Daniel, looking over the linemen battling in the trenches, found McFarland right in the middle of the field and got the ball to him. For the taller Bradford or Carson Wentz, that might not be as impressive a feat, but it showed how the 6-foot Daniel has found ways to overcome his lack of height.
Whoa moment: Daniel had wide receiver Hunter Sharp racing down the right side. His throw was a little short, though, forcing Sharp to slow down and then jump to try to make the catch. By then, rookie cornerback Jalen Mills was able to knock the ball away.
Carson Wentz: down
It’s not like Wentz was terrible, but he threw four straight incompletions during a 7-on-7 drill and took off on runs during two other plays. They might have been good decisions, but in a noncontact drill, the quarterback should be able to get the ball out.
Wow moment: The first of Wentz’s runs was actually a pretty good play. The quarterback looked to his left, moved to his right, didn’t like what he saw and then took off. He found a wide lane and sprinted through it. Again, getting the ball out is a priority in these drills, but it’s worth remembering that Wentz can also make plays with his legs.
Whoa moment: One of Wentz’s four consecutive incompletions was a dropped pass by wide receiver Marcus Johnson. Another, however, was intended for an open Paul Turner. Wentz fired the ball to his right, but it sailed behind Turner.
Who won the day? Bradford earned the win despite the day’s only interception. He completed every pass except for the interception, which hit his intended receiver in the hands. It was said in the past that Bradford would sometimes have practices with Rams in which the ball never hit the ground. This was one of those days.