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If any quarterback should make any fan leery about trading picks for a relatively unproven QB, it is AJ Feeley.
During the 2002 season, he had a surprising regular season performance where he led the Philadelphia Eagles to an improbable 4-1 record as the third-string QB in place of an injured Donovan McNabb. This enabled the Eagles to go to the playoffs when McNabb became healthy.
Moreover, this enabled a lot of teams to be suitors for his talents during the 2003 season when it was evident that he was still their third-string QB.
Not pleased with the performance of Jay Fielder over the years and wanting a new heir to the QB position, the Dolphins decided to trade their second-round pick of the NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for AJ Feeley.
Immediately, everyone touted AJ Feeley as the new starter and he eventually would become the opening-day starter for the Miami Dolphins.
However, he was not as advertised.
He would eventually be in a QB carousel with Jay Fielder throughout the season and, through eight games started, posted 1893 passing yards on a 53.7% completion percentage, 11 TDs and 15 INTs.
Moreover, he would lead the team to a 3-5 record, which was at least a little encouraging considering that our overall record for the season was 4-12.
Sadly, after only one season, he would be traded to the San Diego Chargers with a sixth-round pick for Cleo Lemon.