After trading Carson Wentz at the opening of the offseason, the presumption around the Eagles was that Jalen Hurts would have the chance to lock down the starting quarterback job for the future in 2021. But, at a pre-draft press conference, both general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Nick Sirianni didn’t give Hurts the nod saying instead it would be a competition for the spot. On Thursday night, Roseman gave the first public acknowledgement that the organization wants to see Hurts lock down the job.

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Roseman said that the team wants to see Hurts play this season in the starting job to give them more ability to evaluate whether or not he’s the quarterback of the future.