The Philadelphia Eagles are going to have to make some tough decisions this offseason, but no decision will be more discussed than the one the Eagles are faced with at quarterback.
After 7 weeks in this young NFL season, we’ve seen what a second-year, second-round 23 year old quarterback will probably look like in a brand new offense; not good. Sure there are of course the highs of the dominant week 1 performance in Atlanta, but besides that what has Hurts done to leave the fanbase intrigued like so many people are in any of the 6 other games? On paper, Hurts doesn’t look bad. This season Hurts has 15 total touchdowns, along with 2,077 total yards and 4 interceptions on the year. However, a lot of those stats have come during times where the game was out of control, thus creating softer and easier coverages for the Eagles offense to exploit.
Regardless of your opinion on Hurts, one thing is clear, the Eagles are clearly not bought in on him. In fact, it’s fair to say they haven’t been bought in on him being a franchise quarterback since the day he was drafted. Howie Roseman has been quoted saying that the Jalen Hurts pick was directly a result of Carson Wentz’s inability to remain on the field. “We loved Carson,'' said Roseman, “but we played in four playoff games (six actually, Howie!) and we needed our backup in every one.” Not only that, but the immense amount of rumors that circled Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, and Zach Wilson to Philadelphia last offseason shows the lack of faith the front office has had in Hurts.