You can't blame quarterback Nate Sudfeld for wanting to stick around. He'd miss out on Donut Fridays.
Every Friday, the quarterbacks enjoy some Dunkin' Donuts as they get together for their 6 a.m. film session. Sudfeld was responsible for getting the donuts at the beginning of the season, but quarterback Carson Wentz and coaching assistant Trent Miles made a small wager on the October 7 North Dakota State-Indiana State matchup. Miles lost and had to get the donuts. The Eagles have been on a win streak since so Miles continues to get the treats.
All kidding aside, Sudfeld drew interest from another team but wanted to remain in Philadelphia, so the Eagles promoted him to the active roster on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Justin Hamilton was waived in the process.
Sudfeld wants to play but looked at the decision as the best for his long-term interests.
"When they said they were going to activate me, it was impossible to pass this up because I love being here and it feels pretty special," Sudfeld said. "It says a lot that they can believe in me and think I can be here for a long time. I'm very excited about the opportunity and flattered the other team showed interest, but I'm really excited to stay here. We have something special going."
Sudfeld is in his second year in the league after spending his rookie campaign on Washington's active roster. The 6-6, 227-pound Sudfeld was released at the end of the preseason and chose not to re-sign with Washington's practice squad. He loves being with the Eagles' coaching staff.
"It's invaluable. It's unbelievable. If you have one of those coaches coaching you, you love that, but to have three is incredible," Sudfeld said referring to head coach Doug Pederson, offensive coordinator Frank Reich, and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. "It's a lot of quarterback minds up there. It's a really good working environment with all of those guys."
The move to the active roster is nice, but Sudfeld isn't going to change his approach.
"It's a one day at a time thing for me. I'm just trying to become the best player I can, while also being as supportive as I can of Carson, giving the defense great looks, helping out in the meetings, answering questions, learning the system, and being the best teammate I can," he said.