The Eagles added depth to their quarterback room after using a sixth-round pick, No. 188 overall, in the 2023 NFL Draft, which they acquired from Houston through New Orleans, to select Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee.
Here are some things to know about the 6-foot-6, 231-pound Cardinal-turned-Eagle signal-caller.
1. Starting every game in 2022, McKee completed 264 of 426 passes for 2,947 yards with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for two touchdowns.
2. Always wanting to play at Stanford because he was an Andrew Luck fan, McKee redshirted his first season in 2020, seeing action as a reserve in only one game. He'd start nine games the following year and tossed 15 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He found the end zone four times on the ground.
3. Diagnosed with melanoma as a sophomore at Centennial High School in Corona, California, he had a mole and two lymph nodes removed as a precaution. McKee went on to be a first-team all-state quarterback as a senior after being a second-team all-state selection the year before. During those two seasons, he passed for 5,905 yards and 62 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,214 yards and 28 touchdowns.
4. A four-star recruit, who also lettered in basketball and volleyball, McKee turned down scholarship offers from Alabama, Texas, BYU, and several other schools to serve a two-year LDS mission in Brazil.
5. On the Pac-12 All-Academic Honor Roll twice while majoring in economics, McKee and his wife, Lauren, will celebrate their first wedding anniversary in June.
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