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Adam Schefter is reporting that Eagles' head coach Nick Sirianni stated that Jalen Hurts is not a lock to be the Week 1 starter and there will be an open competition for the job.
Just over a month ago following the Carson Wentz trade, Jeffrey Lurie was instructing the Eagles to prioritize Hurts as the team's starter. Since then, veteran free agent Joe Flacco was brought in and the waters have been muddied a bit. Hurts, a 2020 second-round pick, took over last season after a rough stretch from Wentz. Hurts showed his potential in Week 15 when he racked up 338 yards and three touchdowns through the air and 63 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Over his four starts though, he threw three interceptions and coughed up six fumbles. A very polarizing player this offseason, Hurts has a sky-high potential as a rushing quarterback if he's able to land the starting job. We will keep you updated as new news develops.
Chris Mortenson is reporting that, although not unanimous, the Eagles will be looking to make Jalen Hurts the team's 2021 starter. The Eagles' owner, Jeffrey Lurie, has instructed the team to prioritize making Hurts successful rather than having an offseason competition.
With Carson Wentz out of town, the job appears to be Hurts's for the taking. Although the latter had a lot of turnover-worthy plays last season, he also showed flashes of light feet and a big arm. The 2020 second-round pick averaged 68 rushing yards per game over his four starts last season, which would extrapolate to over 1,000 on the year. With an influx of rushing quarterbacks taking the league by storm, Hurts could follow in the footsteps of Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray and be a great fantasy asset in 2021. Although our Expert Consensus Ranking currently has Hurts slated as QB15, a clear nomination as the team's starter would likely cause his stock to rise.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 7 of his 20 pass attempts for 72 yards while rushing eight times for 34 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Washington Football Team.
Hurts was playing with a skeleton squad on Sunday as the Eagles rested most of their starters and key contributors, and he himself was rested in favor of Nate Sudfeld for much of the second half. The question now is whether or not Hurts will be the starting quarterback in Philadelphia in 2021.
Eagles rookie QB Jalen Hurts will remain the starter against the Washington Football Team in the team's Week 17 season finale, as stated by head coach Doug Pederson.
This will be the fourth consecutive game Hurts has started after replacing a struggling Carson Wentz earlier this month. The rookie has shown his athleticism and generated a couple big performances but struggled in his most recent outing with two interceptions in a bad 37-17 loss to the Cowboys in Week 16. Hurts will have a tough task in the Eagles' season finale against a talented defensive unit for the Washington Football team who will be playing their starters in hopes of clinching a playoff berth.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 21 of his 39 pass attempts for 342 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions while rushing nine times for 69 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Hurts and the Philadelphia offense started off strong and got out to an early 14-3 lead in the first quarter, but they were held to just three points over the final three quarters in what became a blowout loss. Hurts topped 400 total yards on the day, but he appeared to press in the second half while attempting to make plays, which resulted in multiple turnovers. With the Eagles now eliminated from the playoffs, it's likely they give Hurts one more start against Washington in Week 17 before they head into what will be a very interesting offseason with much uncertainty, especially at the quarterback position.
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