Answers to every question in this Philadelphia Eagles QB conundrum

Carson Wentz #11, Jalen Hurts #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles will likely wind up with a high draft choice.

Barring a spectacular run down the stretch, the Philadelphia Eagles are flirting with a top-five draft pick. It’s no secret that plenty of quarterback prospects will be available in 2021, from the highly-touted Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State star Justin Fields to a man that’s being seen as Joe Burrow 2.0, Mac Jones. There are also small school products like Trey Lance. This draft will be laced with arm talent.

Philadelphia will undoubtedly be sitting in a position to draft a quarterback in the first round. The only way the Eagles should pull the trigger on one, though, is if Hurts fails over the next month and if there’s a chance that Carson Wentz is wearing another uniform. There is no ‘or’ in this situation, both must happen to justify the selection of a quarterback. The likelihood of both happening is slim, but nobody saw Wentz’s regression or Hurts’ selection in 2020’s draft either. In short, nobody knows anything.

Here’s what we do know. Philly will do its homework on each quarterback coming into the league because the position is so valuable, this franchise must look at all of their available options.

Trevor Lawrence will most likely come off of draft boards first. Justin Fields will probably be the second selection at the position. Other names for the Eagles to consider are BYU product Zach Wilson, Alabama’s Mac Jones, Florida’s Kyle Trask, and dare we mention North Dakota State’s gunslinger Trey Lance?

Yes, that’s six top-tier quarterback talents that will most likely be available in the 2021 NFL Draft. If Hurts fails and Wentz is somehow no longer in Philly come 2021, that probably means a new regime has taken over. A new G.M. and head coach would most likely be at the helm, and in the NFL, that can’t be counted out.