Dennis Dixon has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a two-year contract. Dixon, a 6-foot-3, 209-pound quarterback, spent the 2012 season with the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.
He was originally a fifth-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008. Dixon has played in four career games (three starts), throwing for 402 yards and one touchdown on 35-45 passing, while rushing 10 times for 56 yards and a score. He has been a part of two Super Bowl winning teams (Ravens in 2012, Steelers in 2008).
“We are excited to bring in Dennis Dixon to compete at the quarterback position,” said Howie Roseman, Eagles general manager. “Dennis is a veteran in this league that has been a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams in his career. He’s also very familiar with Chip Kelly and how he operates.”
Dixon, a standout at Oregon, accumulated 6,337 total yards and 38 passing touchdowns in his college career. During his senior season in 2007, with Chip Kelly as his offensive coordinator, Dixon threw for 2,136 yards and set a school record for a quarterback with 1,208 rushing yards. He led his team to an 8-1 record as a starter that season and earned honorable mention All-America honors.
Dixon, 28, is a native of San Leandro, Ca. He was an accomplished baseball player growing up and appeared in 28 games in the Braves’ minor league system as an outfielder in 2007.