The Philadelphia Eagles remain a wild card heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. They have key areas to address, especially on defense. Upgrading the receiving weapons around second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts is also important as the Eagles hope to evaluate Hurts' long-term potential.
Yet the Philly's focus may be elsewhere as the draft approaches.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler believes Philadelphia could make a play for a quarterback in the upcoming draft to either back up or compete with Hurts in 2021. Fowler didn't rule them out from moving up either if someone like Trey Lance or Justin Fields slides. Fowler's take encompasses the questions surrounding the Eagles as the draft approaches.
"People I've talked to think the Eagles could go quarterback somewhere in this draft just to either get insurance for Jalen Hurts or competition for Jalen Hurts."- Jeremy Fowler
Hurts' status as starter isn't written in stone yet. But it's a poor use of resources when the rest of the roster needs a serious overhaul. If Philly does select a QB, it'll generate just another controversy, which clearly hurt the team last season.
Hurts showed promise as a rookie, and he should get a legit chance to prove he's starter-worthy without distractions. Joe Flacco is more than capable of stepping in if the young QB struggles.
The Eagles would be much better off spending precious draft capital on addressing true positions of need rather than trying to hedge their bets as Hurts steps in as starter.
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