Philadelphia Eagles: Quez Watkins plus 9 observations from game one

Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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Here’s what’s on everyone’s mind as the Philadelphia Eagles focus on next week.

2. Let’s start with the QB1.

Second-year QB Jalen Hurts didn’t have an overly exciting game. He finished with only three completions (even though it should have been five), and the Birds scored points (a field goal) on one of the two drives that he was on the field for.

Hurts had great command of the offense and had it not been for a crucial job on the second Eagles drive of the game, who knows what may have occurred on that one. Still, as it stands right now the feedback on Hurts’ night was positive. He’s beginning to look the part.

3. Joe Flacco can still play.

Let’s make it clear. There is no quarterback controversy in the Philadelphia Eagles’ organization. Yes, Joe Flacco had a pretty solid game in his first-ever appearance in an Eagles uniform. He displayed great command of the offense and seemed to see the field clearly, but this is and should be Jalen Hurts’ offense.

You have to give kudos to Flacco though. The offense appears to be in good hands if the unthinkable happens and Hurts goes down.

4. This linebacker corps looks good and should be an asset.

Alex Singleton, Eric Wilson, T.J. Edwards, and Shaun Bradley all showed flashes of brilliance. While none of them really did anything that someone would classify as being amazing, they all played solidly. More often than not, they were in the proper position. More often than not, they made the right decisions and made the plays that needed to be made.

5. The defensive line is loaded with some monsters.

This unit might be the only unit that we were all confident about when we came into the season. The Philadelphia Eagles are loaded with pass rushers. This unit features talented veterans like Fletcher Cox and rookies Milton Williams.

Philadelphia’s defensive line will continue to be a strength of this team as they move through the regular season.