Like it or not, Hurts is here to stay on this Philadelphia Eagles roster.
At this point, there’s no point in complaining. Yes, Philadelphia Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman needed to nail this 2020 NFL Draft and most will probably argue that taking a third-string quarterback in Round 2 short-circuits that.
Sure, a quick glance at any social media platform will tell you that fans are still fuming, but again, it is what it is. Jalen Hurts is an Eagle, and it’s a done deal. The question is what’s next as he embarks on a professional career?
The Philadelphia Eagles are getting one of the best quarterbacks of the 2020 draft class.
Most of us will never know the fanfare that comes with playing quarterback for one of the nation’s elite programs. Hurts has done that twice as a member of both the Alabama Crimson Tide and recently, as the Heisman runner-up with the Oklahoma Sooners.
Having an offensive genius in his ear as a senior taught us he can throw the ball. Being mentored by a cohesive coaching staff like the one the Eagles have should work wonders for his growth and success as a professional.
Here’s what Philadelphia Eagles fans should expect from Jalen Hurts in 2020.
We’ve heard about this all Spring and Summer. Philly won’t turn Hurts into Taysom Hill 2.0, nor is he going to be used in a similar fashion to how Buddy Ryan used Randall Cunningham in that third-down quarterback experiment that he tried (or whatever that was). Hurts will be used as less of a gadget guy and more of a change of pace quarterback in this Eagles offense. Think of him as Philly’s version of what the Pittsburgh Steelers had with Kordell Stewart at the beginning of his career.
It’s doubtful that we’ll see Hurts in every Eagles game. You want Carson Wentz to get into a groove, but it’s probably a safe bet to say you’ll see him more than Nate Sudfeld unless of course the unthinkable happens and QB1 goes down with another injury.
What can we expect from Jalen Hurts during Philadelphia Eagles training camp?
Expect to see a lot of Hurts during the preseason if those games are played. Expect to hear about every step forward or backward. QB3 is officially under the microscope. As the 2020 second-round draft choice of this proud franchise, his spot on the roster is secure, and the “Birds” would be wise to get him as much experience as possible.
Don’t expect to see a lot of Carson Wentz until Week 1 of the regular season. Conversely, expect Philadelphia to get the rookie as much on-field time as possible.