With the former Oregon Ducks Quarterback Dennis Dixon joining the Philadelphia Eagles, it would seem that Michael Vick has some competition. After being behind Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie Batch and with Michael Vick’s lackluster performances during this past season, it is Dennis Dixon who might just take the job away from him — as Michael Vick took the job away from Kevin Kolb and Donovan McNabb. But is everything as bright as it seems or is Dennis Dixon merely motivation or a stepping stone for a future franchise quarterback? Time to check the numbers and see…
2012 Year in Review
With the Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 and 2010 season being the two applicable NFL bearings for Dennis Dixon, he has made a total of 34 of 58 attempts those past two seasons for an average of 58.6 percent and 399 passing yards. He had an average quarterback rating of 70 which is mediocre. On the bright side, he had 8 attempts rushing for 59 yards and an average of 7.4 yards per attempt.
While Dixon was an Oregon Duck in his 2007 season, he performed much better with a 161 quarterback rating with 2,129 passing yards, but then again, he was facing much lesser competition and age was still in his favor.
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
This might be the season Dennis Dixon finally takes over the reigns as starting quarterback if he performs and exceeds Michael Vick in the training camp. But this is a big might…
It’s too early to tell, but given a chance, he should be capable of performing below Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and definitely below San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick. If Dennis Dixon does start, he should place with a ceiling of QB2 at best and bench — and maybe waiver wire fodder — at worst.
- Dennis Dixon Agrees to 2-Year Deal with Philadelphia Eagles (bleacherreport.com)
- Eagles sign Dennis Dixon (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Former Steelers Dennis Dixon is facing promotion after one day with Eagles (behindthesteelcurtain.com)
- Philadelphia Eagles officially sign QB Dennis Dixon (bleedinggreennation.com)
- Former Steelers & Ravens QB Dennis Dixon Signs Two Year Contract With Eagles (steelersdepot.com)
- Former Steelers and Ravens Dennis Dixon officially signs with Chip Kelly and Eagles (behindthesteelcurtain.com)
- Ex-San Leandro High star Dennis Dixon signs with Philadelphia Eagles (mercurynews.com)
- Former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon Back in Headlines (nicepickcowher.com)