It appears the Philadelphia Eagles believe to have found their franchise quarterback. Jalen Hurts is going into his first full season as the team’s starting quarterback and people within the organization are ready to give him his flowers now.
ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reported Monday that there is a “fast-growing sentiment” around Eagles camp that Hurts is “undoubtedly” the franchise quarterback. Schultz added that Eagles players are “consistently blown away” by Hurts’ skill level and work ethic.
The Eagles drafted Hurts last year in the second round out of Oklahoma when they still had Carson Wentz. However, Wentz’s performances dropped off in 2020 and his relationship with the franchise evaporated soon after.
With Wentz gone, it’s all eyes on Hurts to get the Eagles’ offense back on track. Hurts will have to prove that he can consistently play at a high level on the field and continue developing areas of his game, such as accuracy.