Philadelphia Eagles top concerns heading into 2021 NFL season

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Perhaps the Philadelphia Eagles should reopen the ‘QB factory’.

The last and final concern for the Philadelphia Eagles 2021 season is the current QB situation that has once again crept its way into this training camp. For the past few years, the Eagles have dealt with QB controversy in the locker room whether it be drama between Nick Foles and Carson Wentz or tension between Wentz and Jalen Hurts.

However, from the outside looking in, having some competition at QB isn’t always a bad thing, and the Eagles were blessed in a way to have comparable backups. This is no longer the case. Outside of Jalen Hurts; there is no solid option.

Now let’s take a second to unpack this because there are multiple concerns within this one concern. Hurts, like a lot of his rookie counterparts, has had a very inconsistent training camp. We all know he is an absolute competitor and strives to be better every day, but as far as handing him the keys to the franchise, that will be a wait-and-see theory.

Veteran quarterback, Joe Flacco, has had some flashes but is not the player he once was by any stretch, and newly acquired quarterback, Gardner Minshew, adds some intrigue to the QB depth charts. Still, by comparison of pure athletism, Minshew is far off from Hurts.

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There are things to be excited about this season for Philly fans, but these are major areas of concern that will stay in the back of everyone’s minds. With many questions looming over this franchise, it will be curious to see exactly which ones were answered permanently or just temporarily.