Top 3 Philadelphia Eagles with much to prove in 2021

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54. . . . Jalen Hurts, QB1. . player

The Philadelphia Eagles will go as Jalen Hurts goes, but no pressure.

The Eagles made national news when they decided to draft quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. It isn’t normal when you already have a 100-million dollar quarterback on the roster, but when it was all said and done, general manager Howie Roseman looked a lot more like a genius than a crazy man.

Whether he knew things would fall apart or he just fell back into it all, the Birds, for better or worse, seem to have a potential franchise in Hurts.

In the limited snaps we got to see, Hurts showed flashes of brilliance at times. He has a calm demeanor and never seems to be rattled by how big the moment is. The former Crimson Tide/Sooner standout has the tools and athletic makeup to be a star in the National Football league. While he needs development at every level of his play, the experience of an offseason should do him wonders.

The front office made it clear that they would go all-in on Hurts, after passing up the chance to draft Justin Fields and selecting receiver DeVonta Smith. If the Eagles are going to be successful they will need Jalen Hurts to take a big jump.