Jalen Hurts will wear the No.1 jersey this season, but the 2020 second-round pick is setting his sights atop the Philadelphia Eagles depth chart and is already making his case to be the franchise quarterback.
Many were surprised last offseason when the Eagles drafted Hurts, widely viewed as a developmental quarterback who needed significant time to grow. But after months of Carson Wentz struggling, the rookie took over as the starter and helped spark sweeping changes in Philadelphia this offseason.
Wentz is now gone and head coach Nick Sirianni was brought in to create a more quarterback-friendly offense. While the Eagles aren’t committing to a starter for the upcoming season, Hurts seems to be putting in the early work and is sending a message to Philadelphia.