Philadelphia Eagles roster: 3 Reasons to be optimistic about Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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There are many reasons to be excited about the Philadelphia Eagles’ third-year quarterback.

It’s safe to say the Philadelphia Eagles‘ fanbase is divided over the future of their quarterback position. Much of the divide comes from fans predicting how well Jalen Hurts will perform for the Birds and if his time in Philly is nearing its end.

Hurts was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and fans were split on the decision. Some loved the draft choice, citing Carson Wentz’s injuries as a reason to have a quality backup on the roster, while others were not as happy with the selection.

Division continued when Carson Wentz was benched during the 2020 season for the rookie. Hurts ended up winning only one of his first four starts during the final four games of the season. Still, many fans were hopeful for his future. Hurts showed his true potential in 2021 by improving enough as a starter to send the Eagles to the playoffs after winning nine of their 17 regular-season games.

While there are still positive and negative aspects that come to light when talking about the third-year quarterback, there is reason to suggest that Hurts’ positive traits are continuing to outshine his deficiencies. Hurts is improving on every aspect of his game that many considered to be weak points a season ago. Let’s begin by discussing the impact that experience will have on Hurts’ play style this season.