At this point, it’s fair to ask how wise it is to alter the structure of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ offensive roster. Doing so could fracture the locker room to some degree. Regardless of where you stand on that discussion, here’s what can’t be denied. Time and time again, we’ve seen current and former Birds go to war for Jalen Hurts, and on July’s second Monday it happened again.
Here’s a news flash if you need one. Everyone from the Eagles’ resident legends and loudest veteran voices in the locker room to the undrafted rookies who are trying to earn roster spots of their own stand firmly behind Jalen Hurts.
If he doesn’t work out as the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback, anyone that follows him will have a tough time replacing him and winning this locker room over.
Eagles veterans go to war for QB1, Jalen Hurts on social media.
During a July 8th episode of Jakib Media’s Sports Take, Derrick Gunn hung out with Barrett Brooks and Rob Ellis and expressed that the Eagles are “not very comfortable right now” with where Hurts is in his development.
Don’t take our word for it. Take a gander for yourselves:
It didn’t take long for A.J. Brown, a longtime friend and, now, a current teammate of QB1 to offer up his defense. Notice Lane Johnson is right there with him.
Say what you want, but again, regardless of how Jalen Hurts’ season-long audition for the Eagles’ starting quarterback job plays out, it’s evident that his teammates are hell-bent on doing everything within their power to ensure his success. That’s good to see.
In a world where star signal-callers alienate everyone from the guys in their respective locker rooms to the fans and members of the media, it’s nice to see players rallying around one another, especially on this Eagles team.
It wasn’t that long ago that we were talking about anonymous sources and a certain redheaded quarterback who shall remain nameless, one that had at least two of his wide receivers out to get him. Yeah, seeing these guys in the foxhole together is a much better viewing experience.