4 Philadelphia Eagles who are primed for larger roles in 2023
Cam Jurgens will get his chance to start this year, but it won’t be at the center position.
Getting drafted is one thing. Being confirmed as someone a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee wouldn’t mind mentoring is something else entirely. There’s a lot of hope for Philly’s second-round 2022 NFL Draft choice as Cam Jurgens is expected to eventually take over for Jason Kelce one day.
Jurgens impressed people right out of the gate. During his first preseason game, he handled pass protection really well and helped opened holes for the Eagles’ halfbacks to run through.
During the 2022 season, Cam played 35 offensive snaps, which accounted for three percent of the offensive total. He played another 82 on special teams.
Kelce announced prior to the dawn of the new league year that he is coming back for another season with the Birds. Anchoring the offensive line will have to wait for Jurgens, but he could see time as a starter if the plan is to allow Isaac Seumalo to walk and slide Juregns to the starting right guard position.