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April 30, 2022

Report: Eagles sign undrafted free agent Nevada QB Carson Strong

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Nevada QB Carson Strong

Undrafted Nevada quarterback Carson Strong has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a report from Kristen Moran of Nevada Sports Net.

In Strong's three years as Nevada's starting quarterback, he posted the following numbers:

 Carson StrongComp-Att (Comp %) Yards (YPA) TD-INT 
2019 237-374 (63.4%) 2335 (6.2) 11-7 
2020 249-355 (70.1%) 2858 (8.1) 27-4 
2021 367-524 (70.0%) 4186 (8.0) 36-8 

As you can see, he completed over 70 percent of his passes both in 2020 and 2021.

Strong has good height, a compact delivery, decent arm strength, good accuracy in the short-to-intermediate areas of the field, and he can decisively get the ball out quickly. A highlight reel:

On the downside, he's not a factor as a runner, and he has potential long-term knee issues, as described by

Carson Strong missed his senior season of high school in 2017 after knee surgery when an MRI revealed an osteochondritis dissecans lesion and resulted in eight biodegradable nails being inserted to mend a crack in his lateral femoral condyle bone.

I understood a few of those words. More recently, there was concern over whether Strong would be ready for the start of the 2021 season:

In January, Strong had surgery on the same knee to clean up cartilage after he felt some uneasiness in the knee during his breakout 2020 season. Prior to the start of fall camp this month, Strong has an arthroscopy to clear out scar tissue in the knee. Strong was a full participant in Nevada's first fall camp practice Aug. 6, although his knee was bleeding heavily after the session. Strong has since had to have the knee drained a couple of times and has been limited to watching practice from a golf cart in recent sessions.


Strong's injury history is no doubt the reason he did not get drafted. He'll have a chance to compete for the No. 3 quarterback job with Reid Sinnett.

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