The Philadelphia Eagles are convinced that Jalen Hurts deserves at least one more season
as a starter. The work done by the second-year quarterback throughout 2021 showed a
strong evolution from the first to the last week, as a result of the experience gained on the
field and the improvement of the coaching staff, also composed of rookies, who understood
better how to work with a mobile quarterback like Hurts.
With a place in the playoffs assured, Hurts improving, and the team growing in production
and impressing in a season that would be of reconstruction, you can say that the best of
scenarios happened for the Eagles in the previous season.
Jalen Hurts is an interesting case. Picked in the 2020 draft to be Carson Wentz's backup, the starting job fell into his lap after Wentz and the franchise fell out. Hurts hasn't solidified himself as a franchise quarterback yet. What he did, with many merits, was to constantly evolve and play at a level that justifies at least one more year as an Eagles starter.
The quarterback position was a complete unknown in the Eagles’ rebuilding process. The
team had 64 million dead caps on the salary cap, major holes in various roster positions, and a inexperienced coaching staff. Today, the Eagles are a playoff contender with many draft picks in 2023, very well-developed young players and greater flexibility to reinforce the
squad in the market.
A situation that was a tragedy a few months ago is now one of the most promising in the