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

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Jalen Hurts walked off the practice field on Day 5 after having notched his best performance so far.

Good news comes on day five. Let’s get into it without wasting any time.

Day 5

After failing to throw a touchdown pass in three consecutive practice sessions, Jalen showed improvement, hitting guys in stride and tossing some pretty passes more often than not. Here are his best and worst throws of the fifth practice session.

Best throws:

On the first and second plays of one-on-one drills, Hurts drops passes in the bucket to DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown. DeVonta’s snag comes on a sideline pass. Number 6 didn’t have to do much to run under this one. A.J. benefits from some nice touch moments later. Brown makes a nice grab on a pretty ball thrown to his back shoulder. This one comes with Darius Slay running stride for stride in coverage.

The touch didn’t disappear as practice went on. Philly sandwiched some seven-on-seven between two sessions of 11-on-11. During the second session, with the Eagles’ offense scrimmaging from the 25-yard line, Jalen lines up under center and throws a rainbow to Jalen Reagor who burns Zech McPhearson.

That one was pretty. Let’s move on to some areas of opportunity.

Worst throws:

On the third play of 11-on-11 drills, the Birds try some play action again, and while rolling, Hurts soars one over Dallas Goedert’s head. That’s okay. On the next play, QB1 connects with Miles Sanders out of the backfield.

During the second play of some seven-on-seven, Hurts, thanks to a slower release, allows James Bradberry enough time to get to the football and break up the pass.

Bradberry is the real deal. He’s having an amazing camp.

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Here’s the lesson in all of this. Jalen Hurts turned in his best performance of training camp on Day 5. Sure, there will be adversity. There will be ups and downs and bad days at practice, but guys can bounce back.

Try not to agonize over every throw. Jalen Hurts is continuing his upswing. He’s improving. No, he isn’t Russell Wilson yet, but there is reason for excitement.