The Philadelphia Eagles will consider a QB in the first round of 2021’s NFL Draft.
Jalen Hurts might be the Philadelphia Eagles QB1 at the moment, but his reign atop the Eagles depth chart might be supplanted by a prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. With Carson Wentz out of the picture, it is easy to assume Jalen Hurts has been handed the keys to the franchise, but that is far from true.
The Eagles are already rumored to be bringing in competition for Hurts, however, the degree of competition is still in doubt. Will the Eagles eye a seasoned veteran that can sharpen and mentor Hurts like Cam Newton or Jacoby Brissett or will Howie Roseman and company swing for the fences by selecting a top prospect in the NFL Draft?
The Eagles clearly are not sold on Hurts as the face of the franchise as the reports of competition would not be swirling just days after Wentz was traded.
Philadelphia would be fools to not at least consider drafting a quarterback early in the first round of this year’s draft, which engenders the questions: Where does Jalen Hurts’ talent, tape, intangibles, and play stack up against the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft?
On this list, Hurts will be evaluated versus 2021’s top prospects at the position as we try to decipher whether Hurts or someone else should or could realistically be the future of the Eagles franchise.