There was no reason for Jalen Hurts or Joe Flacco to be surprised, or even resentful, that the Eagles traded for a quarterback who has had significant starting experience.
After all, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman famously used the term "quarterback factory" to describe his philosophy after the 2020 draft, when he picked Jalen Hurts in the second round even though Carson Wentz, at the time, was ensconced as the franchise quarterback.
Roseman later regretted using the term, but not the philosophy, as he has completely overhauled the quarterback depth on the roster since then.
The moves continued Saturday when Roseman traded for former Jacksonville Jaguars starter Gardner Minshew. The Eagles sent Jacksonville a conditional sixth-round pick that, per reports, can become a fifth-round pick if Minshew plays at least 50% of the snaps this season.
If he does, that could throw the Eagles' quarterback situation into chaos.