The Philadelphia Eagles added yet another quarterback to their roster on Tuesday, bringing the grand total to five. That list includes Mike Vick, Nick Foles, Trent Edwards, Dennis Dixon, and now G.J. Kinne.
Kinne (6-2, 234), was signed to a two-year deal with the Birds. Obviously, he’s not a big name. But he has ties to some presently with the Eagles organization. He played at Tulsa with wide receiver Damaris Johnson and was coached by the Birds’ Eagles offensive quality control coach Press Taylor. So, there’s that. During his three-year career at Tulsa (he transferred there after attending the University of Texas his freshman year), Kinne ranked second in the school’s history in passing yards (9,472), total offense (10,831 yards) and passing touchdowns (81).
In 2012 Kinne was an unsigned free agent of the New York Jets before being waived by the team in June. After the NFL didn’t pan out for Kinne, he held a brief stint in the UFL with the Omaha Nighthawks and in the AFL with the San Antonio Talons.
Confused as to what Chip Kelly’s overall vision is for the Eagles’ quarterback position at this stage? Join the club. Options can be good, but this latest signing seems to cast the proverbial net as wide as possible. And, of course, the signing of Kinne gets us no closer to having an idea of what Kelly has in mind for his first NFL offense.