In a report from NBC Sports it was reported that Chip Kelly may have decided on the quarterback to run his system with the Eagles, or at least compete for the chance to. Geoff Mosher from Comcast Sportsnet in Philadelphia wrote that the addition of Dennis Dixon to the Eagles as early at next week. Mike Florio from NBC Sports says the former Duck Quarterback may be laying the foundation for the next phase of his career.
Dixon, currently on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, (he’s been playing the part of Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, in practice leading up to the game this Sunday.
Quarterback Dennis Dixon once showed plenty of promise while in college at Oregon. A torn ACL during what could have been a Heisman Trophy and possibly a national championship season derailed his career, knocking him down to round five of the 2008 draft.
With Oregon’s former coach, Chip Kelly now in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, and currently putting the finishing touches on his staff he said in his introductory press conference in Philadelphia that this team will be Different, Innovative and Fast. The latter is what Dennis Dixon was before that fateful fall to the turf at Arizona in 2007 that brought the Ducks dreams of a potential National Championship that year crashing to the ground.
Now coming off a one year deal with the Baltimore Ravens and running the practice squad and playing the part of RGIII before the Ravens played the Washington Redskins, Dixon may now be the man in Philadelphia to run Chip Kelly’s new offense. Per Mosher, Dixon is “thrilled” Kelly is now an NFL head coach and “eager” for a reunion.
Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon