Jalen Hurts is widely expected to be the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback in the 2021 season and, if all goes well, for the foreseeable future. 

But Hurts told reporters on Wednesday that he isn't going into the season assuming he'll be handed the starting gig.

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Hurts, 22, took over as Philly's starter late in the 2020 season as a rookie, replacing the struggling Carson Wentz, who has since been traded to the Indianapolis Colts.

In 15 total games (four starts), Hurts threw for 1,061 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions, completing 52 percent of his passes. He added 354 rushing yards and three scores.