View Full Version : Eagles sign jeff blake to no. 3 spot

05-28-2004, 01:20 PM
At this point, it appears Blake will compete with Andy Hall and Phil Stambaugh for the No. 3 quarterback spot. Certainly, Blake has enough NFL experience and enough success to give the Eagles the comfort of knowing they still have three quarterbacks on the roster who have won games in the league -- Donovan McNabb, Koy Detmer and, now, Blake.

The Eagles had that same situation last year with A.J. Feeley on board. Feeley, of course, was traded to Miami earlier in the off-season.

At 6 feet 1, 223 pounds, Blake is big enough to play well in the league, and he's always been known as a mobile, fluid quarterback.

The Eagles are Blake's sixth team in 12 NFL seasons. He began his career in 1992 with the New York Jets -- who drafted him in the sixth round from East Carolina -- and then had his greatest success in six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 1995, Blake passed for 3,822 yards tossed 28 touchdown passes in 16 starts and made the Pro Bowl.

He came back the next season with 24 TD throws in 16 starts.

After his time with the Bengals, Blake signed up with Saints for two seasons, played with the Ravens in 2002 and then started 13 games for Arizona last season.

In those 13 games, Blake, 33, completed 56.7 percent of his passes for 2,247 yards, 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He was sacked 19 times and had a passer rating of 69.6.

05-28-2004, 01:29 PM
Blake sucks!!!