Earlier this offseason, former starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, Carson Wentz, was traded to the Indianapolis Colts. Wentz was traded for a 2022 2nd round pick [Becomes a 2022 1st round pick if Wentz plays 75% snaps or 70% & the Colts make the playoffs] and 2021 3rd round pick (#84).
Since then, speculation has run rampant that former Alabama and Oklahoma University starting quarterback and Wentz’s backup in 2020, Jalen Hurts would be taking the reigns. However, that is not the case just yet. Yesterday afternoon, head coach Nick Sirianni and GM Howie Roseman declined to name Jalen Hurts as the starting quarterback for the 2021 season.
“To name any starters at this particular time, we’ve been working with these guys for two days,” Sirianni said. “My biggest thing is competition. We’ve talked a little bit about my core values, [and] it’s my second core value, it’s this team’s second core value. Competition is a huge thing, and we’re going to have competition at every position.”
Currently, the only two quarterbacks on the roster are Hurts and veteran Joe Flacco. According to Roseman, the Eagles have not determined yet whether or not they will be drafting a quarterback in the first round of next week’s NFL Draft.
“Like we talked about when we had our last media opportunity, we’re going to evaluate every player, and nothing is off the table,” Roseman said.
Hurts started four games for the Eagles last season after Carson Wentz was benched. He completed 52% of his passes for 1,061 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions, and ran for 354 yards and three scores.
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