So now that Chip Kelly is the new Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, I think these two guys would be perfect to run his offense.
Dennis Dixon, Baltimore Practice Squad
Dixon was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft back in 2008 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In four career NFL games, Dixon has a 59.3% completion rate with 402 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. He only ran 10 times for 56 yards with 1 touchdown. He’s currently on the Ravens practice squad and hasn’t been involved in an NFL play since September 19, 2010.
In Kelly’s first season as the offensive coordinator of the Oregon Ducks, he turned Dennis Dixon from a pedestrian quarterback at best into a Heisman contender. In 2006, before Kelly arrived, Dixon passed for 2,143 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. A year later, under Kelly, Dixon passed for 2,136 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. His completion percentage improved by 6.5 points in addition to running for 583 yards and 9 touchdowns. And he did all of it just 10 games due to a torn muscle that ended his season.
Dixon would seem like a long shot to land the starting quarterback job in Philly, but it wouldn’t be out of the question to think that Kelly could bring Dixon in as a backup who could work his way into some opportunities, and it wouldn’t take much to pry him away from the Ravens practice squad.
Pat White –
A phenomenal quarterback at West Virginia in a similar type offense. The only problem is that he’s built more like an NBA point guard than an NFL QB.
Honorable Mentions- Tim Tebow, Vince Young and Darron Thomas