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Jalen Hurts Already Taking Over Eagles Leadership Role From Carson Wentz

Isaiah De Los Santos
Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is already taking on the leadership responsibilities of a franchise quarterback.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is already taking on the leadership responsibilities of a franchise quarterback. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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The Philadelphia Eagles are entering a pivotal offseason as they hope to turn things around in 2021. Franchise cornerstones Carson Wentz and Zach Ertz find themselves involved in trade rumors, though, creating a leadership void within the team.

However, young quarterback Jalen Hurts is already stepping in to take on that role.

Hurts is reportedly preparing to gather with a group of the team's wideouts for voluntary offseason workouts next month. It's exactly the kind of activity that an invested franchise QB organizes, so it's clear that Hurts is trying his best to step up with Wentz likely shipping out.

It'd be incredibly beneficial for the young QB to build chemistry with his wideouts regardless, but the uncertainty around Wentz makes it almost a necessity at this point if the team wants to enjoy any kind of success in 2021.

These workouts are the first step in the right direction for any possible Hurts promotion. But his team also needs to invest in free agents that will make sure his sophomore campaign goes as well as Eagles fans hope.

It's an encouraging sign to see Hurts already taking on leadership responsibility as a new era approaches in Philadelphia.


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