Given the opportunity to declare Jalen Hurts the current Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback, coach Nick Sirianni and GM Howie Roseman declined.
The first-time head coach cited the early offseason process and desire for competition at every position as the reason he wouldn't declare Hurts the starter just over a week before the 2021 NFL Draft.
"To name any starters at this particular time… We've been working with these guys for two days, right?" Sirianni said. "We've been working with these guys for two days and my biggest thing is competition."
The coach noted that he wouldn't name starters at any position without competition, including the QB spot.