Philadelphia Eagles: Arguments against drafting another QB in Round 1

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images) /

The better Philadelphia Eagles options may be found in free agency and trades.

Maybe Matt Corral is potentially better than Jalen Hurts. That’s a big maybe. Let’s just give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he is. Howie Roseman is still the vice president/general manager. Jeffrey Lurie is still the meddlesome owner. Philly will have the same coaching staff a year from now, more than likely.

So, how does adding another young signal-caller in the draft fix anything? It won’t, will it?

We’ve mentioned the issues with Philly trying to mask bad personnel moves with free-agent acquisitions, but anyone looking for a signal-caller in 2022 will probably have an easier time finding one in the free-agent pool than they will in the selection meeting.

That helps the team for a year, maybe two, but then, the Philadelphia Eagles are right back to square one.

If we can’t guarantee that there’s a better prospect in the draft and if free agency is indeed where the difference-makers are, here’s what Philly may want to consider. Rather than taking another quarterback, the better play may be to continue to coach up the one they have, surround him with pieces to ensure his success, and avoid the temptation of chasing one of those belles of the ball that the free-agency frenzy seems to give us every year.

Putting a band-aid on those open wounds by spending a boatload of cash on a quarterback doesn’t help much. Unless that guy is Aaron Rodgers, what’s the point?

This Eagles team doesn’t need a guy to play the role of being a bridge to get this team from one guy to another. That won’t fix anything long-term, and right now, every decision the Birds make needs to be made with the future in mind.