Eagles Reportedly Divided About Jalen Hurts' Future
The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the toughest teams in the league to figure out right now. The organization moved on from Carson Wentz this offseason, theoretically passing the torch to Jalen Hurts as the team's next franchise quarterback. Armed with the No. 6 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, though, Hurts' future at the helm wasn't exactly assured, especially not in such a QB-heavy draft.
Philadelphia then traded down with the Miami Dolphins, picking up the No. 12 selection and some future picks. That again seemed to signal that the team was content with Hurts moving forward.
However, it may not be that simple. There were rumors suggesting the Eagles were interested in trading up in an attempt to land BYU's Zach Wilson. And now, Eagles beat writer Rob Maadi of the Associated Press is reporting that the team is internally divided on Hurts' future.
With Joe Flacco being the only real alternative on the roster, it's safe to say that Hurts will at least be given the job in 2021. There aren't many alternatives in free agency either, and picking at No. 12 likely takes the Eagles out of the running for the top-tier QBs.
Hurts showed more than enough promise to deserve a chance to start next season. In his first three games as a starter, the Oklahoma product averaged 282.3 passing yards per game while accounting for 6 touchdowns and throwing 2 interceptions. He fell apart in that disastrous Week 17 game, but it's hard to hold that against him too much.
Still, it doesn't sound as if the team is married to him moving forward. If Hurts struggles in 2021, the Eagles could find themselves in another QB controversy this time next year.
This is shaping up to be a make-or-break season for the second-year QB.
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