Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Legitimate reasons to consider starting Jalen Hurts

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Dare we say the Philadelphia Eagles have legitimate reasons to go with Hurts?

You’ve been around enough football to hear this next statement and know the answer, but just for kicks, let’s have a little fun anyway. Fill in the blank here. An NFL team’s most popular player is who? If you said ‘the backup quarterback’, pat yourself on the back. If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you probably have a pretty good idea about where this is headed.

Carson Wentz is the guy. He’s the franchise. We all get it. We all know that. Philly would have never given this guy a four-year and $128 million extension with $107 million guaranteed if they didn’t believe that, but even though the Wentz Wagon is scheduled to roll through the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ until 2024, any theory that 11 can’t be criticized or that he’s beyond reproach needs to be thrown out, especially when Philly drafted a signal-caller in the second round of 2020’s NFL Draft.

There’s no need to bring up the fumbles, or the footwork, or the interceptions. You all know what you’re seeing. Wentz hasn’t regressed. He’s fallen off of a cliff, and as a result, no one should be shocked that one of the most popular players on the team, the backup quarterback, is hearing his name roll off of a few tongues.

That is unless, of course, he’s like the starter and he never listens to the media. It’s a popular topic around these parts. Let’s dig in. Here are three legitimate reasons why Jalen Hurts should, at least, be considered for the starting role. Cue the controversy.