Philadelphia Eagles: 3 reasons Jalen Hurts better option than Andy Dalton

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As great as it would have been for the Philadelphia Eagles to sign Andy Dalton to backup Carson Wentz, Jalen Hurts is still a much better option heading into the 2020 season.

Even though the Dallas Cowboys recently signing Andy Dalton has nothing to do with the Philadelphia Eagles current situation at backup quarterback, there has been some discussion over whether the team would have been better off signing the veteran instead of drafting Jalen Hurts.

The 2020 NFL Draft may officially be in the books, but the conversation surrounding the Eagles drafting Hurts isn’t going to disappear anytime soon, as some fans still can’t get over the fact that Philadelphia used a second-round pick on the Oklahoma standout.

It would have been one thing if the Eagles waited until one of the later rounds to bring on another quarterback since Nate Sudfeld is still unproven, but selecting Hurts as early as they did instead of focusing on other needs at the time in the second round was a bit surprising.

Of course, if all works out with Hurts in the long run as far as being a reliable backup quarterback to Carson Wentz is concerned, hopefully Philadelphia fans eventually feel better about the selection.

Not to mention, hopefully some of these fans wishing the Eagles waited things out to eventually sign an experienced starter in Dalton eventually realize Hurts was still the better option.

Obviously, there was no way of telling that Dalton would become available at the time of the draft since the Cincinnati Bengals decided to wait things out before releasing the former TCU star.

But since this scenario has become a popular talking point, here are a few reasons why the Eagles will still be better off with Hurts over Dalton for the 2020 season and beyond.