The Eagles will not be hurting for a quarterback in 2021.
Jalen Hurts was thrust into motion on the finish of the 2020 season, following Doug Pederson’s unceremonious benching of now-Colts QB Carson Wentz, probably signifying Hurts’ standing as starter.
In keeping with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Eagles proprietor Jeffrey Lurie has made Hurts’ success the precedence heading into 2021, although the group just isn’t solely bought on the quarterback.
I might not report the Eagles have inside unanimity on Hurts as QB1 however sources say the boss, Jeffrey Lurie, has instructed his group to prioritize making Hurts profitable in 2021 versus creating a real competitors.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 8, 2021
“I might not report the Eagles have inside unanimity on Hurts as QB1 however sources say the boss, Jeffrey Lurie, has instructed his group to prioritize making Hurts profitable in 2021 versus creating a real competitors,” Mortensen’s tweet reads.
New Philly head coach Nick Sirianni “understands that what the proprietor desires, the proprietor will get,” per Mortensen (through ProFootballTalk).
The Eagles eager to steer away from true competitors on the QB place is noteworthy, contemplating the studies that Wentz was dissatisfied with the crew drafting Hurts within the second spherical of the 2020 draft, resulting in a quarterback controversy that lasted the length of the season.
Hurts carried out properly in restricted motion for Philadelphia down the stretch, throwing six touchdowns to 4 interceptions and dashing for one more three scores. There are doubts about his viability as a long-term starter, however with no competitors on the quarterback place, it does not look like Lurie and Co. need to repeat the identical mistake.
Daniel Elton, senior editor at Wahu Times, writes about politics and policy with a focus on climate advocacy. Daniel previously at the New Republic and, and Self. Daniel can be reached by email.