Former Eagles QB offers his presumption of Jalen Hurts' contentment level

Jaws has joined the Jalen Hurts discussions.
Ron Jaworski, Philadelphia Eagles
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We have been around the block enough times to know how this works. We have been Philadelphia Eagles fans our entire lives. It's probably the same deal with you, isn't it? The names on the back of the jerseys change. Fans age, but it's the same story as years fly by.

The Birds dominate the sports conversation.

The Phillies are on fire. They have a real shot at making some noise and winning another pennant. Guess what's being discussed in the City of Brotherly Love? Debate continues about whether or not Jalen Hurts smiles as often as he should.

No, for real... That's really a thing.

This isn't going away, is it? Then again, now that we're thinking about it, we may not be any less guilty than anyone else for keeping the conversation going. The phrase 'Negadelphia' keeps dancing in our heads, but there's no other job like being QB1 of the Philadelphia Eagles. Recently a former signal-caller discussed the current one.

Ron Jaworski hangs out on 94 WIP-FM, and as you might imagine, Jalen Hurts was mentioned during the conversation.

Don't get us wrong, The Philly sports fan, as negative as they may come across, is the most loyal in all sports. The Phils have an entire city behind them. They always will, but Birds fans won't miss an opportunity to discuss the guys in green, even in a traditionally slow news cycle.

At the time of this story being published, we're still a few weeks away from Eagles training camp, but conversations about them are as relevant as ever. Ron Jaworski joined 94 WIP-FM's Morning Show with Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie. There, he stated he was 'disappointed' in Jalen Hurts' response to a recent question he was asked about Nick Sirianni.

You may have heard about that before. DeCamara had expressed concerns about that shortly after Hurts' final presser of mandatory minicamp. Jaws' take, however, wasn't finished:

"I am a great fan (of) Jalen Hurts and his ability, but I think one thing he's got to get better at is his leadership skills and his ability to communicate his leadership skills. I thought that was a great opportune time to say, 'Hey, we made changes in the offseason. Man, I'm excited for Nick Sirianni, I'm great to have Kellen [Moore] in here, we made a lot of changes. Man, I am fired up about this team!' To show excitement, to show passion... He did not come across that way. It was delivery more than what he said, anything else... I know who Jalen is, I know he is a terrific athlete and a terrific person. But as a leader of a football team, I think he needs to take it up a notch with his enthusiasm and passion for his teammates and coaching staff."

Jaworski admitted that he isn't in the locker room but also stated immediately thereafter that he is plugged in at the NovaCare Complex and in regular contact with many who are. He's a reliable source, one who is often knowledgeable of the team's tenor, but what are we to make of his statement that he "did not sense, last year, Jalen's really enjoying being the quarterback of the Philadephia Eagles"?

Doesn't that contradict what QB1 has said himself?

"I'll do anything for this city." That's what we remember when we think of recent statements made by QB1.

Here's our diagnosis. In a football-crazy town, smaller stories are magnified when there seemingly isn't much to talk about. We trust what we hear from Jalen's teammates. DeVonta Smith, A.J. Brown, Saquon Barkley, and Dallas Goedert all love him. Lane Johnson defends him at every turn.

That's good enough for us. This team is one of the league's most popular. They're always going to be discussed for one reason or another. This just comes with the territory.

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