Philadelphia Eagles Won't Name Jalen Hurts Starting QB in 2021
Nick Sirianni won't name Jalen Hurts the Eagles starting QB.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 21, 2021
"To name a starter at this particular time... we've been working with these guys for two days."
Sirianni says he wants competition at every position.
Despite what Sirianni says, Hurts is still the heavy favorite to start under center for Philadelphia or something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
As mentioned, the Eagles' current backup quarterback is Flacco. And even though he was an elite QB in his prime, those days are long gone. Considering the Eagles shipped off Carson Wentz to the Colts this offseason — along with owner Jeffrey Lurie reportedly ordering his minions to build around Hurts — this just seems like a new coach trying to build a culture of "competition."
Hurts flashed some impressive playmaking ability in his short time as Eagles' starter last season, throwing for six touchdowns and 1,061 yards and rushing for 354 yards. But he's far from a sure thing, recording a 56.2 PFF grade in four starts.
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