Eagles most negatively impacted by Philadelphia’s abbreviated offseason

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Jalen Hurts #1, Carson Strong #8, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts #1, Carson Strong #8, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Jalen Hurts, quarterback. . player. 54. . .

The Eagles have to continue to get Jalen Hurts as many on-field reps as possible.

If you’re like most, you’ve gone back and forth in your minds about how we should be evaluating Jalen Hurts. Maybe he wasn’t good enough sometimes (again, try not to think about that road game versus the Giants). Perhaps it’s easy to blame the supporting cast. We all know Jalen Reagor and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside can’t play.

None of that’s been said to point fingers, but it is important to make note of something. Quarterbacks are held to a certain standard, one that’s higher than the standard their teammates are held to, and to make things even more difficult, an NFL signal-callers’ position is one of the most difficult to master in all of sports. QB1 clearly hasn’t had time to do that.

Throw in last season’s playoff appearance and Hurts has 20 professional starts on his resume. Let that sink in for a second. While you’re at it, think about this as well.

Tom Brady will be at Bucs minicamp and taking snaps. Something tells us that Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott, Matthew Stafford, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Russell Wilson will be at their respective camps as well.

Five of the seven quarterbacks are owners of Super Bowl rings. If they still find value in being present at minicamp, someone in the Eagles’ organization should have entertained the thought that it’s wise for Hurts to be on the field and throwing to his teammates as well. There’s no way to sugarcoat it.

Rent is due every day. The Eagles, for whatever reason, have decided that they aren’t going to go to work to raise the money to cover it.