Eagles To Meet With QB Matt Scott Monday

Arizona quarterback Matt Scott broke a little news following his Pro Day, telling reporters that he will be meeting with the Eagles on Monday.

The Eagles will be the first NFL team he visits, according to the Arizona Daily Star, and he is expected to work out for them later this month. The Chargers, Cardinals and Bills are also apparently showing some interest.

The 6-2, 213-pound Scott took over the starting job for the Wildcats this season, replacing none other than Nick Foles. The 22-year-old California native completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,620 yards with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also rushed for 506 yards and six touchdowns.

This is from NFL.com’s draft profile:

A high school All-American from California, Scott’s career in Tucson hasn’t gone exactly how he had imagined. He threw 176 passes in three years, lost his starting job to eventual 2012 third-round pick of the Eagles, Nick Foles, as a sophomore and decided to take a healthy redshirt in 2011 so he could be in charge after Foles used up his eligibility. His strong arm and excellent mobility fit perfectly the offensive system installed by new Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez however, and Scott will surely interest teams as a “dual threat” QB option to develop.

A “dual-threat” is precisely what Chip Kelly appears to prefer, which probably factors  into the interest here. Kelly actually got to see Scott up close in September when Oregon played Arizona. It couldn’t have left that great of an impression, as Scott threw three picks in a 49-0 Ducks win.

But that obviously doesn’t paint the whole picture, and the Eagles see enough in Scott to at least bring him in.

Greg Cosell tweeted about Scott recently.

CBS Sports projects Scott to go in the fifth round.

  • Bdawk20

    Maybe if we combine all the QB’s we signed Power Ranger style, we will have one that we are happy about

  • defroe81

    lol or vultron style or give them all rings with powers and when their powers combine they form the true captain qb of the team! captain qb he’s our hero gonna take turn overs down to zero!

    • doublgee

      Gooooooooo Quarterback!

  • Rick H

    Very Funny Tim Posting Cosell tweets! Next we will hear what Dave Chappelle thinks of our QB situation.

  • Me

    when did this site turn into a comic book convention? :)

    • Johnny Domino

      Scott + Foles = Wonder Twins

  • ICDogg

    What I like about Matt Scott that makes him stand out to me is his very quick decision making. He doesn’t hang onto the ball too long. And he does move around pretty well. I would be glad to pick him up in the 5th.

  • http://twitter.com/PhiIs_Goodman Phils Goodman

    Is Matt Scott going to meet Chip Kelly before Nick Foles does, or did Nick finally make it back to the facility?

  • EricT

    Obvious what he’s doing here. He wants a lot of arms in camp and with an expanded coaching staff, he can have multiple (3 or 4) practices going on at the same time. This gives the players reps and helps with their conditioning. Easier to pick the best players when you have more tape on them…

  • Guest

    Why did they keep Vick again?

  • JofreyRice

    I really hope they draft Scott. I think he’s exactly the kind of QB that Kelly can work with, and reminds me a little of Mariota. My only beef is his deep ball, which he can develop; if he were a finished product, he wouldn’t have been considered a mid-late round pick; I think that’s rising a bit now, as people realize his value.

    Very live arm, and seems way quicker than what his 40 time was–when he takes off, it’s more like Kaepernick than Rusell Wilson. Very competitive guy.

    • Ben Abernathy

      I’m a Duck fan and I almost passed out when you said Scott reminds you of Mariota. He isn’t. He is a tough cookie….and quick enough, although top end speed isn’t anywhere close to Mariota. also 2+ inches shorter than Marcus. And makes more mental mistakes than Mariota. Kelly could do worse….but he could also do better. As a Duck fan, I will be watching to see who he ends up with at QB since it is SOOOO important in the spread or read option offense.

      I hope Kelly does REALLY WELL in the NFL….but he does need a good athletic QB.

  • gerry jones

    nick foles.

  • Cat4life

    Scott has a live arm and gets rid of the ball quick but his positives stop there… He was a huge drop off from Foles! I remember when he started over Foles for a couple of games 5 years ago. Our fan base was going nuts as it was not even close. Mike Stoops wanted so bad to have Matt win the battle and gave him every opertunity to win it. If the Birds go with Scott over Foles it would be a huge mistake. Not ripping the kid but this one makes no since at all. Chip just watch the tape of the 2 players in the biggest games like Oregon or Arizona state.. If anyone watched those games or many others they would think(like I do) this has to be a joke… Can’t believe Chip is even considering dumping Nick for Matt! Big mistake