At the risk of sounding disrespectful, we’re going to say this anyway. It isn’t out of the realm of possibility that the Philadelphia Eagles leadership structure would tell us one thing and do something else.
Now, let’s get something straight. Some would read a statement like that and immediately suggest that we’ve gone so far as to call them liars. No one’s done that.
It’s understandable to believe navigating the waters of any offseason or regular season can be tricky for any general manager and his team. Things change all of the time, and in the NFL you roll with the punches. Sometimes, that means you do something that goes against something that was previously stated. That isn’t hypocritical though. That’s just a good business practice.
Let’s rewind the tape. When the Birds had their season-ending press conference a little over a year ago, Doug Pederson was present, and we were supposed to take his job was safe from that. He and the team would part ways, and that isn’t the first time we’ve seen something like that happen.
We won’t even get into how many times we’ve seen Howie Roseman hint or state flat-out that the organization had every intention of moving forward with this player or that player before watching many of them leave town. That brings us to Jalen Hurts and some of the continuing controversy surrounding him.
We’re still asking questions about whether or not he’s the guy even though the team has publicly committed to him, and something we’ve noticed recently won’t stop anyone curious from continuing to be so.
The Eagles brass appears to be taking an interest in the QBs at the Senior Bowl.
It’s the first week of February, and if you get charged up for the draft like so many of the rest of us, you know there’s a Senior Bowl to be played on February 5th. Every NFL franchise is represented. So are some of the great and under-the-radar college football programs.
Everyone wants to get a look at the quarterbacks who will be participating, including Howie Roseman and Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie. They were spotted giving the QB workouts a thorough look on multiple occasions before moving over to watch the offensive and defensive drills.
Take a look at some visual evidence:
Interesting stuff, no?
Sure, Howie and head coach Nick Sirianni stated at the close of the season that Jalen was the guy. If that’s the case then, why are we so uncertain about whether or not that’s true? Why are we asking questions about whether or not that’s lip service?
NFL insiders have gone to task to state that it isn’t, and maybe they’re right. Still, even with that being said, this could simply fall under the category of due diligence. It could also be more than that.
The only constant in the NFL is change. What’s true today may not be the truth tomorrow. Isn’t that how life works, even in our own lives?
The fact of the matter is this, whether you’re on board with Hurts being the Eagles’ QB1 or not, if Philadelphia’s leadership structure can upgrade the quarterback position, they will. It’s as simple as that. We’d be clueless to think that anything else would be true.