Molk has done a good job as the team's backup center, using his quickness and strength in the team's zone-blocking scheme. A seventh-round draft pick by San Diego in 2012, Molk seems to have found a home providing insurance behind
"It's worked out well for me. This is a system that I'm made for. It's something that I can thrive in," said Molk. "If I didn't play well here, in this system, I would get the feeling that I should just hang 'em up. This is the kind of place where I can be successful. I enjoy it. I enjoy every day and every play we run and it's fun for me."
At 6 feet 1 and 290 pounds, Molk is probably an inch or two shorter and a few pounds lighter than the prototypical size in the NFL. But in a scheme that uses a lot of zone blocking techniques that require offensive linemen to have quick feet and move sideline-to-sideline on every play, Molk is a great fit.
The former Michigan standout played in 12 games as a rookie in San Diego before he was moved to Injured Reserve with a thumb injury. Waived the following August, Molk spent all of 2013 unemployed before the Eagles signed him in January, 2014 to a futures contract.
His future with the Eagles is now, though.
"I'm looking forward to playing. There's nothing like it for me," he said. "I'm going to have fun and go out and do the best I can.
"The rest of it, I think it's a stressful time right now for a lot of guys it can be. I have experienced it before and I realized that there's no reason to be nervous. If you're nervous you're going to alter your decisions and alter your mindset. I'm going to relax and play. It's just a game."