Philadelphia Eagles franchise records that could be broken during the 2023 season

Jalen Hurts, #1, Philadelphia Eagles
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Quarterback Jalen Hurts has a golden opportunity to rewrite multiple single-season passing records for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2023.

In 2017, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz broke the Eagles' single-season passing touchdown record by throwing 33 in just 13 games. In 2019, he rewrote another franchise passing record as he became the first passer in Philly's history to throw over 4,000 yards in a season. He'd finish with 4,039 yards.

Since winning the starting quarterback job from Wentz at the tail end of the 2020 season, Jalen Hurts now finds himself fixated as the franchise's face and in a position to break a couple of the records set by his predecessor. Hurts started 15 games in both 2021 and 2022. He recorded 3,144 passing yards and 16 passing touchdowns in 2021. He followed that effort by throwing for 3,701 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.

While Hurts has been the Eagles' starting quarterback when healthy for the first two seasons of the NFL's expanded 17-game schedule, nagging injuries have kept him from suiting up for every contest. An aforementioned sprained AC joint sidelined him for two games late in 2022. An ankle injury and a team decision to rest starters in the season's final week kept him out of action for a pair of games in 2021.

If Hurts can take another leap forward in 2023 and stay on the field for all 17 games, throwing for more than 4,039 yards and 33 touchdowns is attainable. Nick Sirianni has raved about his QB1.

Many are predicting another step forward. Nick cited his coachability, decision-making, and accuracy from just a year ago. While we are certainly rooting for Jalen's success, he isn't the only member of the Eagles who has a chance to set a new standard this upcoming season.