Nate Sudfeld

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #2
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #2

Nate Sudfeld News

Back to practice squad

Sudfeld reverted to San Francisco's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Sudfeld was elevated to the active roster ahead of the 49ers' Week 7 tilt against the Colts to serve as Jimmy Garoppolo's backup. Though he was active, Sudfield did not play with Garoppolo handling all of the duties at quarterback. With rookie Trey Lance nearing a return, Sudfeld may not be elevated to the active roster any time soon.

Oct 26, 2021 6:03 AM EST

Elevated to active roster

Sudfeld was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld was elevated to the active roster ahead of the 49ers' Week 5 matchup with the Cardinals to serve as Trey Lance's backup, as Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) was inactive. However, in Week 7, he will be serving as Garoppolo's backup with Lance (knee) sidelined.

Oct 23, 2021 3:23 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Sudfeld reverted to the 49ers' practice squad following Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old didn't appear in Sunday's Week 5 matchup while working behind Trey Lance. If Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) is cleared to return after the 49ers' bye week, Sudfeld will likely remain on the practice squad.

Oct 11, 2021 2:11 PM EST

Elevated by San Francisco

Sudfeld was elevated from the 49ers' practice squad Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld will serve as the backup quarterback behind Trey Lance against the Cardinals on Sunday since Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) has been ruled out. The 28-year-old made one appearance with the Eagles last year and completed five of 12 passes for 32 yards and an interception while rushing twice for 12 yards.

Oct 9, 2021 1:49 PM EST

Receives walking papers

Sudfeld was released by the 49ers on Tuesday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld played in the season finale for the Eagles last season and completed five of 12 passes for 32 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. With Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance (finger) on the final roster, there was no room for a developmental quarterback. Sudfeld could land on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Aug 31, 2021 4:17 PM EST

Inks with 49ers

The 49ers signed Sudfeld to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Analysis: Sudfeld ends up with a crowded landing spot, as the 49ers already have Josh Rosen and Josh Johnson around to compete for backup roles. Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) also remains in house, and at No. 3 overall San Francisco seems destined to select a hopeful franchise quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, so there should be strong competition for even the third spot on the depth chart.

Apr 7, 2021 2:07 PM EST

Gets into one game in 2020

Sudfeld completed five of his 12 passing attempts for 32 yards and an interception in his lone appearance during the 2020 season.

Analysis: Sudfeld only saw playing time because Carson Wentz was a healthy scratch in the final game of the year, and former coach Doug Pederson elected to bench an ineffective Jalen Hurts for the second half of that contest. The 27-year-old is due to become an unrestricted free agent, but he has a good chance to be back with the Eagles next season, as he has hung on as a backup signal-caller in Philadelphia for the last five seasons.

Jan 20, 2021 12:31 PM EST

Inactive Week 2

Sudfeld (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Analysis: The nature of the Eagles' decision is not yet known, but either rookie Jalen Hurts has leapt Sudfeld for the No. 2 QB role, or the former will take the field Sunday for particular subpackages. In any case, Sudfeld won't get a chance to see the field Week 2.

Sep 20, 2020 8:59 AM EST

Beginning 2020 as backup

Sudfeld is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on Philadelphia's first unofficial depth chart, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld beat out Jalen Hurts for the backup gig in training camp. Though the Eagles no doubt envision the rookie second-round pick eventually climbing the depth chart, the job will be Sudfeld's to lose to kick off the 2020 campaign. Sudfeld didn't play in 2019, and he's only logged three appearances through his first three years with the Eagles, but his familiarity with the organization and scheme is an invaluable asset coming off an abbreviated offseason.

Sep 8, 2020 2:03 PM EST

Frontrunner for backup job

Eagles coach Doug Pederson suggested Tuesday that while Sudfeld will have to compete for the team's backup quarterback, he expects the 26-year-old to beat out rookie Jalen Hurts for the No. 2 job behind starter Carson Wentz, Matt Mullin of reports. "Football teams are going to have to rely on their veteran players, and Nate is one of those guys for us. I have a ton of confidence in Nate to become the backup quarterback," Pederson said. "Nothing is ever handed to anybody, and we always try to create competition at every position, and quarterback is not exempt from that. But I fully expect Nate to come in and be aggressive and do the things that he's capable of doing and become the backup to Carson."

Analysis: Sudfeld made appearances in only three regular-season games through his first three years in the organization, completing 20 of 25 attempts for 156 yards and one touchdown. He dropped to No. 3 on the depth chart in 2019 after the Eagles signed veteran Josh McCown last August, but he'll head into training camp second in the pecking order after McCown wasn't re-signed. While the Eagles clearly have big plans for Hurts after nabbing him with the No. 53 overall pick in April's draft, the abbreviated offseason due to the coronavirus pandemic works against the Oklahoma product's chances of capturing a notable role in 2020, at least as a traditional pocket passer. Hurts could still see occasional snaps as a gadget player or Wildcat quarterback, but Sudfeld's prior familiarity with the Eagles' system and competent play when called upon in the past gives him a major leg up in the battle for the backup gig.

May 19, 2020 10:38 AM EST

Staying in Philly

Sudfeld is re-signing with Philadelphia on a one-year contract.

Analysis: Sudfeld received a second-round tender as a restricted free agent last offseason, with the Eagles presumably intending for him to serve as their No. 2 quarterback. The team later signed Josh McCown after Sudfeld suffered a broken wrist during preseason play, thus relegating the 26-year-old to No. 3 status even after he returned to health. With a January report suggesting McCown wants to continue his football career, Sudfeld may be looking at another year as the No. 3 QB, assuming the Eagles even carry a third player at the position.

Mar 17, 2020 6:27 AM EST

Doesn't play in 2019

Sudfeld wasn't active for a game in the 2019 season.

Analysis: The Eagles clearly think highly of Sudfeld's potential, as they retained him to be the No. 3 quarterback behind Carson Wentz (head) and Josh McCown (hamstring) with a one-year, $3.1 million contract. If McCown doesn't return for another season -- the 40-year-old suffered a torn hamstring in the postseason -- Sudfeld could become Wentz's primary backup in 2020 should he be re-signed. The 26-year-old is set to be an unrestricted free agent in March.

Jan 22, 2020 10:20 AM EST

Won't suit up Thursday

Sudfeld (coach's decision) will be inactive for Thursday's matchup with Green Bay, Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld practiced fully each day this week as he tries to make his way back from a wrist injury he sustained early in the preseason. It seems the 25-year-old is healthy, but the coaching staff will elect to go with Josh McCown as the primary backup behind Carson Wentz for Thursday's game.

Sep 26, 2019 4:07 PM EST

Suits up Sunday

Sudfeld (wrist) is officially listed as active for Sunday's game against the Lions, Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld practiced in full all week and appears recovered from his wrist injury. He and Josh McCown will serve as reserve options behind starting quarterback Carson Wentz.

Sep 22, 2019 8:58 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Sudfeld (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Sudfeld was a full participant in practice all week but is still listed as questionable with the wrist injury. It appears the Eagles may elect to be cautious with the quarterback, and if that is the case, Josh McCown would continue backing up starter Carson Wentz.

Sep 20, 2019 12:27 PM EST

Full practice Wednesday

Sudfeld (wrist) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Sudfeld has been inactive since undergoing surgery on his wrist in early August but was finally able to return to the practice field in a full capacity Wednesday. However, it's still not totally clear if the Eagles will move Sudfield back into his role as Carson Wentz's backup or stick with veteran Josh McCown, who came out of retirement to sign with the team once Sudfield went down.

Sep 18, 2019 2:28 PM EST

Remains sidelined Week 2

Sudfeld (wrist) is listed as inactive Sunday in Atlanta, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Despite being tabbed with limited participation on each Week 2 injury report, Sudfeld wasn't a candidate to retain his role as Carson Wentz's primary backup. Sudfeld will continue to work his way back from Aug. 9 surgery on a broken left wrist, starting Wednesday as the Eagles prepare to host the Lions next Sunday.

Sep 15, 2019 3:52 PM EST

Unlikely to suit up Sunday

Sudfeld (wrister) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Falcons, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld was able to practice in a limited capacity Friday, but he's still expected to miss a couple more weeks with this wrist issue. Expect Josh McCown to back up Carson Wentz on Sunday.

Sep 13, 2019 12:31 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Sudfeld (wrist) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Wednesday's session is Sudfeld's first return to practice since undergoing wrist surgery Aug. 9, albeit on a limited basis. The fourth-year quarterback appears on track with his recovery. He'll compete for the backup gig with Josh McCown when back to full health.

Sep 11, 2019 1:39 PM EST

Still weeks from recovery

Sudfeld is expected to remain sidelined for a few more weeks, Mike Kaye of reports.

Analysis: Sudfeld is recovering from a broken left wrist which he underwent surgery for Aug. 9, at which time he was given an initial recovery timetable of six weeks. He'll remain sidelined during the early weeks of the regular season as expected, and will compete with Josh McCown for the backup job when healthy.

Sep 9, 2019 8:53 AM EST

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