Sep, 1, 2011; Charlotte, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon (10) looks to pass in the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles Reportedly Talking Contract With Dennis Dixon


Philadelphia Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly is ready to take the NFL world by storm and many are anticipating the integration of his new offense. There was only one question — who will be playing quarterback for Kelly in Philly?

According to reports, the Eagles are interested in former Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Dennis Dixon, who played under Kelly in Oregon.

Per Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly:

Although it’s known that Dixon would like to reunite with his former college offensive coordinator, it’s not clear when the two sides will come to an agreement and there is always a chance that both sides go separate ways.

The team isn’t commenting on any coach or player transactions but it’s believed that Kelly would bring in Dixon to compete for a job, not be handed the keys to the offense or be considered the frontrunner to start.

Dixon is immediately eligible for free agency according to NFL rules because he was on the Ravens practice squad when the season ended.

The former Ducks signal-caller was a Heisman Trophy contender during his time in Kelly’s offense at the collegiate level. If he agrees to a contract with the Eagles, Dixon’s familiarity with the system should help him at least secure a backup role.

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