After five years, Chip Kelly will reunite with a close companion.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have agreed to terms with QB Dennis Dixon. The two sides agreed to a two-year deal Thursday, after speculation linked Dixon to his former coach, Chip Kelly. Dixon was on the Ravens’ practice squad for the duration of the 2012 season.
Prior to his days in Baltimore, Dixon played two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, from 2009 to 2010. In that time, he went 2-1 in three starts for QB Ben Roethlisberger. Dixon has connected on 59.3 percent of his passes for 402 yards in his career. He also has one touchdown and two interceptions since coming into the league.
In his senior year at Oregon, Dixon flourished under first-year coach Chip Kelly. He threw for over 2,100 yards, while also rushing for 1,000. In all, he scored 29 touchdowns, while only surrendering four picks.
The Eagles now have four QBs on the roster in Dixon, Trent Edwards, Michael Vick, and Nick Foles. Only time will tell who takes the first snap in the Chip Kelly era.