3 Reasons Jalen Hurts will remain the Eagles starter in 2022

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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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Jalen Hurts brings a unique spirit to the Eagles, and that can’t be taught.

All Eagles fans know that Jalen Hurts is a superior athlete. He’s fast, shifty, and can evade defenders using his size.

He needs to continue to develop as a passer (as evidenced by his showing versus the Giants), but he can improve his technique with the right coaching. Hurts also possess qualities that are harder, if not impossible, to teach: mental toughness and football IQ.

While those attributes of his play can’t always be demonstrated by his throwing motion or his reads, his leadership is apparent. Versus the Saints, where he read the defense well and ducked under a defender before juking and running for a touchdown, the examples of the IQ that cannot be taught in quarterbacks can be seen, and those qualities are only found in the best of the best.

Jalen Hurts also brings to the Philadelphia Eagles something not seen consistently since the Donovan McNabb era: a competitive and raw drive for the game. Carson Wentz, while showing love for the game, lacked competitiveness, and that’s the ultimate reason he lost his job to Hurts. Jalen shows that competitive side and is not letting the team’s seven losses get to him at all, whereas someone like Wentz had a tendency to let interceptions and losses get to his head.