It was a tumultuous week to say the least for the Philadelphia Eagles franchise. On Thursday, the Eagles traded away former No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round draft pick and 2022 second-round selection that could turn into a first-rounder.
Wentz had grown disgruntled with the franchise after he was benched earlier this season in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts. Philadelphia also cleaned house in the coaching department, firing head coach Doug Pederson and hiring former Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni to run the show in 2021.
Amid all of this change in recent weeks, longtime Eagles tackle Lane Johnson took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to deliver a message of hope to the fanbase and the rest of the NFL.
With Wentz gone, Jalen Hurts appears on paper to be the new starting quarterback. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is already pumping the brakes on that theory.
Thursday afternoon on ESPN's SportsCenter, Schefter delved deeper into how the move is expected to impact Hurts, a second-round pick at No. 53 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. During the 2020 NFL season, Hurts started the final four games, completing 52% of his passes for 1,061 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. The Eagles went 1-3 with Hurts under center.
"The Eagles, now, have Jalen Hurts as their quarterback — but I think they'll be looking to bring in competition of some sort," Schefter said. "I don't think they're automatically just going to hand the job to Jalen Hurts and say, 'You are the guy here moving forward.'