Speaking about the Carson Wentz trade for the first time publicly, Eagles presumed starter Jalen Hurts said his mentality isn’t changing.
Hurts was a guest on the Adam Schefter Podcast in an episode that dropped Monday and was asked about several topics, including last month’s trade that sent his former teammate to Indianapolis for draft picks.
Schefter asked Hurts if the trade surprised him.
“I think it was just an opportunity for me,” Hurts said to Schefter. “I think it shows the trust in what they think I can be as a player. So I want to prove them right.”
Apparently, Hurts will be the Eagles’ starting quarterback in 2021. Eagles owner Jeff Lurie has given his personnel department the directive to build around Hurts for the upcoming season, according to an ESPN report.