Take a deep breath and relax if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
If any of what’s been stated is true, taking an insurance policy in Round 2 made sense. Sure, Howie is getting killed for this. Sure, that decision could lead to him losing his job, but look at where we are. Philly’s fears, if they had any, have been confirmed. Wentz has regressed. Wentz looks awful, and in Week 13 of the 2020 season, the Eagles needed a spark.
Enter Jalen Hurts. The question now is can he supplant 11 as Philly’s starter long-term? What if Jalen Reagor is the second coming of Russell Wilson? Howie would have been right, and we would have been wrong. Can you imagine what the narrative would be if Philly would have fired Hurts, Howie wouldn’t have been in his position, and one of his final decisions would have turned out to be the best decisions in franchise history?
No one’s talking about the Reagor and Jefferson thing of course. We aren’t referencing that. Regardless of how well Reagor plays or what he accomplishes, some of you are still feeling some sickness whenever that decision comes up. Everything he’ll ever accomplish will be compared to what Justin Jefferson does.
In the case of Hurts, everything he ever does will be tied to Howie Roseman’s legacy in some shape, form, or fashion. Buckle up, ladies and gents. Things are getting as interesting as they can get for a team that hasn’t accomplished much in 2020.