Philadelphia Eagles: Bold predictions for Jalen Hurts that are way too early

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Let’s just say that we’re expecting big things from Jalen Hurts in 2022.

As Philadelphia Eagles, fans we come from different backgrounds, families, belief systems, and zip codes. Amazingly, all of that can be true and we can still feel many of the same things about this football team. In terms of the quarterback, Jalen Hurts, the feelings differ from person to person, but almost everyone falls in one of two specific categories.

There’s a contingent of the Eagles fan base that believes we’ve seen Hurts’ ceiling and Philadelphia won’t be able to progress beyond mediocrity with him as this team’s quarterback. There’s another segment that subscribes to the theory that QB1 is on the right track and if everyone is patient (and if Hurts receives proper coaching), this organization could have something special on its hands.

So, here we are. With 19 career starts in the books during the regular season (and another during this past January’s Wild Card Round), we’re back in the same position we were in at this same point of the calendar year in 2021.

Much of the discussion about Jalen Hurts revolves around the idea that the coming regular season will be an 18-week, 17-game audition to determine whether or not the former Alabama/Oklahoma star should be Philly’s franchise quarterback going forward.

What should we expect? Well, no one knows really, but that won’t stop us from guessing. Here are the boldest of predictions for Jalen Hurts’ third season in the National Football League and his second full season as the Eagles’ starting quarterback.

Yes, we realize that we haven’t even reached the NFL Draft yet.