Jalen Hurts best, worst throws following five days of Eagles practices

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Jalen Hurts has looked better as of late, but there are still opportunities for improvement.

According to Schorr-Parks, Jalen Hurts went eight of 15 on Friday with a pick. On Saturday, he was better: 16 completions on 21 pass attempts, no touchdowns, and one toss to the wrong-colored jersey according to our guy at 94 WIP-FM.

QB1 needed a better day on Monday. Heck, we can make that statement abut all of the Eagles’ quarterbacks (Carson Strong and Gardner Minshew haven’t been much better).

Jalen had his moments on Monday. He appears to be making a concerted effort to attack the middle of the field more, an area he ignored in 2021. Here are his best throws from August 1st.

Day 4 (Monday, August 1st)

Best throws:

In all honesty, it’s hard to call anything one of his best throws when we saw a lot of short completions. There were a lot of routine throws. Nothing went deep minus a throw that went about 20 yards downfield to DeVonta Smith (DeVonta hasn’t seen a ton of targets).

Still, there was a vibe on Monday, this consuming feeling that it would be nice to see him uncork a few, especially with there being no consequences to making mistakes in this setting.

The toss to Smith probably qualifies as a better reception than throw. The ball was placed slightly behind him. Still, this was a nice pitch and catch.

Worst throws:

Hurts is off target on a throw to A.J. Brown as he’s running down the sideline. Unfortunately, this one is an overthrow. Hurts worked the middle of the field a lot on Monday, and that was encouraging, but this was his worst throw of practice. Hurts has to connect on these tosses when games begin counting towards the win-loss total, but that will come. The offense is still figuring things out.