Jalen Hurts said Tuesday he’s working hard this offseason “to take that next step” as an NFL quarterback and plans to “take off” in 2021.
How exactly that manifests itself remains to be seen, but Hurts sounded confident and enthusiastic for his second NFL season in an interview with Chris Hassel, Danny Kanell and Pete Prisco on CBS Sports HQ.
Hurts, who started the last four games for the Eagles after Carson Wentz was benched, was asked who the Eagle’ starting quarterback will be in 2021 and he handled the question diplomatically:
“That’s a great question, that’s a great question,” he said with a laugh. “I’ll tell you that I’m putting the work in on my end, trying to build those relationships with my guys. I’m excited for this offseason, just excited to take that next step, so regardless of what’s what, I’m challenging myself to be the best quarterback I can be. Learn from my mistakes as a team, learn from my mistakes from last year personally (in) those four games that I got my opportunity to get my feet wet in and take off next year.”
Of course what happens with Wentz remains a mystery, but Hurts said his only concern is to improve as a football player and not get caught up in anything else.