Here’s what all of this means if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
With all of that being said, it’s far too difficult to make a full and fair evaluation on Hurts after just four starts. The only way we will know if he’s a franchise quarterback is if he gets a fair chance to build upon his performance in 2020.
Philly should do their due diligence on the quarterbacks in the upcoming selection meeting (just like every other team). If someone really stands out, maybe they take a chance, but the focus should be giving Hurts a full 16 games. While there are areas of concern, there’s also a lot to work with the team that will potentially surround him.
Head coach Nick Sirianni and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson could get the best out of Hurts and unlock his potential his sophomore year. How can anyone eschew the opportunity to see more of what’s becoming his trademark confidence and swagger?
Hurts’ positives are contagious, and the young guys rallied around him. Philly has to allow that to grow. If it doesn’t work out, the Birds can look to the 2021 draft for someone like Spencer Rattler. Can Jalen Hurts become the Eagles franchise signal-caller? This should be fun to watch.