Philadelphia Eagles fans should expect a little more from Hurts’ arm in 2021.
Here we are, stuck smack dab in the middle of about five narratives that are all-too-familiar if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. For the sake of time, let’s explore two, both of which involve nasty habits that NFL fans have developed over time.
One, fans tend to overreact or panic about the last thing they’ve seen. Second, everything isn’t what you would call black and white. These days guys are either ‘great’ or ‘they suck’. There’s never any grey area, but in the case of Jalen Hurts, if you pay close enough attention, he isn’t accurately described by either theory.
There’s a chance of something special happening. The question is will it happen? The pressure is on. Now, we get to find out if Jalen Hurts is a diamond or a pipe.
There isn’t a Birds fan that isn’t familiar with the story. Hurts is thrust into action versus Green Bay. The team responded well, thanks in part to a beautiful rainbow touchdown pass and a punt return touchdown by Jalen Reagor. The rally fell short, but there was hope.
A surprise win over the New Orleans Saints led to a hard-fought loss and ‘moral victory’ (whatever that means) versus the Arizona Cardinals. Philly closed the campaign with two losses, one versus the Dallas Cowboys and one versus the Washington Football Team.
Hurts finished the season with a 1-3 mark as a starter. One can make an argument that he’d be 2-2 had the Eagles allowed him an opportunity to win their final game, and then, we’d all be talking about him differently. That’s neither here nor there though. What matters is what comes next, and during the 2021-2022 season, Hurts will take the next step as a rusher and passer.
Here are three teams that he’s going to torch with his arm during the regular season.