4 big winners from the Philadelphia Eagles decision to acquire A.J. Brown

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Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles
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54. . . . Jalen Hurts, quarterback. . player

The Philadelphia Eagles QB1 enters the NFL season with an amazing supporting cast.

It doesn’t matter what decisions are made about the roster. Every discussion about the Philadelphia Eagles leads us back to one that’s very familiar. Ultimately, great fortune or disappointment or some weird combination of the two will land on the shoulders of Jalen Hurts. As he goes, the team goes.

As free agency wore on and great players that could have upgraded the Eagles roster signed with other teams, many began to ask the same question. If this is an audition for a longer stint as Philadelphia’s franchise signal-caller, wouldn’t it make sense to put some playmakers around him to give him a better opportunity to showcase what he has?

Well, Philly has done that with one major swing. Take another look at some of the guys who will suit up on the offensive side of the ball now: Dallas Goedert, Grant Calcaterra, Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell, DeVonta Smith, A.J. Brown, Quez Watkins.

Sure, we get the concept of being patient. We truly do. The pressure cooker has been turned on again though, and even though we know Mr. ‘Rent is due every day’ can handle it, the excuses, if they can be called that (because we know he doesn’t make any), are over for the man wearing the number 1 jersey.