You ain't getting him for pennies. If they do bring in a vet, it would be because of Wentz's injury history and if they bring in a vet like him and pay him $7-8 mil. for being a backup, that would say more about Eason.
We will see. You cannot time the loss of a starter, Hoyer lost to a bad Dolphins team in 2019 when we thought JB's loss may not be felt for 1 game, so you need a capable backup not just to stay competitive but to win a couple of games in a season for you.