If Hurts earns the Philadelphia Eagles QB1 title in 2021, he will have earned it.
If you’re truly a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and NFL football in general, then you’ve heard the term ‘parity’ on more than one occasion. The National Football League prides itself on every team having a chance every season, but when it all boils down to it, the Detroit Lions and New York Jets are always really bad, and the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are normally pretty good.
There are exceptions to that rule. Who knows for sure what happened with the Steelers and that implosion a season ago, but you get the idea. It doesn’t really feel like every team truly has a chance at the Vince Lombardi Trophy every season.
No one’s expecting the Eagles to be playing in February, but they will be better than so many are expecting. That’s a guarantee.
One might wonder if what we all saw in 2021 from the NFC East was the result of parity or knowing that, in a bad division, someone still had to win it. Here’s what we all can agree on though. On any given Sunday, any team can lose, and the records of both teams don’t matter.
The 2021-2022 season is a year-long audition for Jalen Hurts to determine if he can win the starting quarterback role going forward. If he solidifies himself, he will have earned it. Philly faces a gauntlet during the coming campaign. Here are three of the toughest defenses that their offense is going to see along the way.