The exact details of Sudfeld’s contract have been revealed. The quarterback has a base salary of $990k, with a total guarantee of $252k. Sudfeld can earn up to $137.5k in incentives.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the San Francisco 49ers have signed former Eagles’ QB Nate Sudfeld to a one-year deal.
Sudfeld, 27, had been with the Eagles since 2017, when Philadelphia signed him off of the Washington Football Team’s practice squad.
Sudfeld once had plenty of potential. He made his debut that year in the last game of the season against the Cowboys, where he completed 19 of 23 passes for an 82.6% completion percentage and a 90.9 quarterback rating.
After that game, Sudfeld never really got the chance to show what he was truly made of. He appeared in just three games from 2018 to 2020, throwing one touchdown, one interception, and possessing a 47.9 rating during that span.
Sudfeld will likely be remembered for his last game in Philadelphia, where he took part in the great “tanking” game against Washington. Jalen Hurts was taken out for Sudfeld, who proceeded to have a miserable game.
Ultimately, Sudfeld helped the Eagles get the sixth overall pick, which the team then used to gain an additional first round pick in 2021. So he should be thanked for that!
Sudfeld will be returning to his home state (he was born in Modesto, California). Additionally, there’s also a potential connection that helped to make this pairing happen, as Rich Scangarello (who was on the Eagles’ offensive coaching staff in 2020) joined SF this offseason:
Nate Sudfeld feels like a Rich Scangarello-influenced addition. Sudfeld was an Eagles backup the last four years. Scangarello spent last season in Philadelphia.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) April 7, 2021
It Remains To Be Seen How The 49ers QB Room Will Play Out
It’ll be interesting to see if Sudfeld gets a legitimate chance to compete for a starting job in San Francisco. As of right now, Jimmy Garoppolo is still the starter in the Bay, with Josh Rosen and Josh Johnson as depth.
Of course, that group could be vastly different come draft time, as SF could select a quarterback early in the first and trade Jimmy G.
In any case, it would be nice to see Sudfeld succeed from here on out.