Even the most ardent Carson Wentz supporter would have to admit that something clicked when Jalen Hurts took over late last year.
You could feel the energy the offense had, the energy the team had, and although Hurts’ performance was up and down, Jason Kelce shed some light on what makes Hurts tick, why the Eagles seemed to play better after he replaced Wentz and what it was like playing with the second-round pick during his rookie year.
“I think when you’re in the middle of the season — I forget what our [record] was when Jalen went in the game against New Orleans — but we had maybe three wins at that point in the year so we were having about as bad of a season as you could have,” Kelce said on the 94 WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi.
“A lot of guys like Jalen, I like Jalen, he’s got a tremendous personality, mentality, he’s confident, he’s got a lot of characteristics that guys really gravitate to, so all of us when he went in — especially when he did well against Green Bay and New Orleans — guys were excited. Guys want to win. And when we were able to go out there and perform better on the field, obviously guys are going to be happier."