QB - PHI
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts showed off improved vision and accuracy so far in training camp according to ProFootballNetwork.com’s Mike Kaye.
Hurts showed improved vision and accuracy across the middle at Sunday’s practice, finding wide receiver Quez Watkins and tight end Dallas Goedert in the middle of the field in the final drills of the day. Hurts and reportedly shown more poise and confidence in the pocket so far during training camp. Hurts has also developed a strong rapport with new Eagle A.J. Brown and he is still the shifty and speedy quarterback with a nose for the end zone he has always been. All of this could translate into Hurts being the fantasy QB1 he is being drafted as in many leagues this season, especially those that reward rushing touchdowns more than passing touchdowns.
Multiple Philadelphia Eagles players and coaches, including WR DeVonta Smith and HC Nick Sirianni have indicated that QB Jalen Hurts has shown significant growth in his second offseason as the team's signal caller. Hurts' accuracy, timing, and communication have been identified as areas of improvement.
In his first season as the Eagles’ starting QB, Hurts was a reliable fantasy option and finished the season as a low-end QB1. However, Hurts’ real-life NFL value hasn’t matched his fantasy value, as he’s struggled as a passer at times while leading the most run-heavy offense in the league. The Eagles have done an excellent job of surrounding Hurts with blue-chip talent. Behind one of the best offensive lines in the league and A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert as his primary receiving options, Hurts will have every opportunity to run an explosive offense in 2022. The Eagles have two 2023 first-round picks, so if Hurts doesn’t live up to expectations, the team could look to draft his replacement in what is expected to be an excellent 2023 rookie QB class.
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni and the offensive coaches say there has been improvement with his footwork and Jalen’s accuracy and he has been working all offseason on those things.
Sirianni was seen watching Hurts do drills with his footwork and movement in the pocket at Eagles camp on Wednesday. After being one of the most run-heavy offenses in the league last season, the acquisition of A.J. Brown this offseason shows that Philadelphia will likely look to implement Hurts in the passing game more this year. We have certainly seen flashes of Hurts being a solid passer, but we have also seen some questionable throws out of him so the Eagles will look to get more consistency out of him as a passer this year.
Eagles GM Howie Roseman has 'no doubt about it' regarding whether or not Jalen Hurts is their quarterback.
There has been rumors circulating for months that the team would be looking to replace Hurts, but Roseman put those rumors to bed. This adds extra security for all Eagles skill position players in dynasty formats.
Jalen Hurts will undergo ankle surgery today to repair an injury suffered late in the season. Hurts is expected to be fully recovered in time for spring OTAs.
The injury impacted Hurts's fantasy performance late into the season and during the team's playoff loss to the Buccaneers. While questions remain regarding Hurts's arm, he will continue to be a fantasy-relevant quarterback as long as he remains the starter in Philadelphia given his rushing ability. The team has already said that Hurts has earned the opportunity to be their 2022 starter. While things could change, Hurts seems like a good bet to be a QB1 entering fantasy football drafts this summer. He's QB11 in our early Expert Consensus Rankings.
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