Hurts has a chance to become the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback for 2021.
When the Philadelphia Eagles took a 17-0 lead in Week 1 versus the Washington Football Team, nobody would have thought this 2020 season would crash and burn in the manner it has, but here we are. The Eagles sit at 3-8-1 with no momentum, a benched Wentz, and a rookie signal-caller preparing to make his first NFL start.
They also have the pleasure of hosting one of the league’s top defenses in Week 14. This 2020 season has been filled with a ton of sound bites, but the best of them all might have come months before the season began.
Following the second and third rounds of the most recent NFL Draft, Howie Roseman put the media on notice, stating ‘Nobody is going to be looking at a rookie quarterback as somebody who’s going to be taking over for a Pro Bowl quarterback, a guy who’s been on the cusp of winning an MVP’.
Less than eight months later, there’s a quarterback conundrum. Nobody in this organization, or in the league for that matter, could have predicted this. Outside of Roseman, no one may know why Hurts is an Eagle, but thanks to Wentz’s regression, the former Heisman runner-up has been forced into action.
Roseman’s decision to draft Hurts could actually turn out to be one of his best. Hurts might save Howie’s job. Head coach Doug Pederson is obviously on the chopping block, but if he is, then, Roseman is sitting beside him. How can Philly move off of Hurts if he proves to be something special though? There’s just one problem with this theory.