Things are setting up nicely for a huge season from Jalen Hurts.
There’s an obvious need to put Jalen Hurts on this list even if his story is slightly different from everyone else previously mentioned. Jalen isn’t necessarily benefitting from addition at his position. He’s more so being aided by the organization’s attempts to make the team around him better.
Before we say anything else, let’s make something abundantly clear. Eagles leadership has to be given credit for the way they’ve attempted to build an offensive support structure for their young quarterback. It would be ridiculous to state that an honest and fair evaluation of Jalen is being done had that not happened.
Sure, most offensive signal-callers don’t get that. The NFL asks you to go into battle with less sometimes and make things happen anyway, The Birds, however, decided they wanted to see if Hurts should be this team’s long-term answer moving forward, and they decided the best way to do that was by giving him every advantage. That can’t be understated, so kudos to them for that.
He has weapons. He has the best offensive line in football. Now, it’s up to him. We’ll see how things turn out. Make no mistake about it. Though there are doubters, there aren’t any true Eagles fans that are hopeful his story ends with failure. Don’t confuse hesitancy with something that it isn’t. Everyone has their fingers crossed in hopes that QB1 takes another step forward in 2022.