Philadelphia Eagles face six former top-five QB draftees in 2021

Jalen Hurts #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The schedule makers clearly didn’t go easy on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Matt Ryan, Round 1 / Pick 3 in 2008 (Week1): Saying Matt Ryan is more experienced than Hurts is a massive understatement. He’s started 215 if you include the playoffs as opposed to four for Hurts. These two meet in Week 1.

Patrick Mahomes, Round: 1 / Pick 10 in 2017 (Week 4): On paper, Hurts versus Patrick Mahomes looks like a mismatch, but that’s why they play the games right?

Sam Darnold, Round: 1 / Pick 3 in 2018 (Week 5): Yes, your math is correct. Since 2018, the New York Jets have taken two quarterbacks in the top three selections of two different drafts. The first, Sam Darnold, plays for the Carolina Panthers now. Philly gets them on a road game on October 10th.

Jared Goff, Round 1 / Pick 1 in 2016:

Five years after Jared Goff and Carson Wentz went first and second in the 2016 NFL Draft, both play for different teams now. Philly tries to limit the Detroit Lions offense in a Week 8 road game. Hopefully, Goff won’t look as good as he did versus the Birds offense in 2020.