Philadelphia Eagles want ‘competition,’ not ready to name Jalen Hurts starting quarterback

Philadelphia Eagles want 'competition,' not ready to name Jalen Hurts starting quarterback

PHILADELPHIA – Eagles coach Nick Sirianni and general manager Howie Roseman declined to name Jalen Hurts as starting quarterback for the 2021 season.

“To name the starters at this point, we’ve been working with these guys for two days,” said Sirianni. “My biggest thing is competition. We talked a little bit about my core values. [and] It’s my second core value, it’s the second core value for this team. Competition is a big thing and we will have competition in every position. “

Only two quarterbacks are currently on the Eagles’ list: Hurts and veteran Joe Flacco, who signed a one-year deal in March. The team could add another QB in next week’s draft.

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Roseman didn’t rule out first-round quarterback picking, even after a deal with the Miami Dolphins that moved the Eagles from 6th to 12th place in exchange for a future first-round selection.

“As we discussed on our last media opportunity, we will evaluate every player and nothing is off the table,” he said.

Roseman added that as the San Francisco 49ers moved up to third place, they knew three quarterbacks would be taken with the first three picks, allowing Philadelphia “even more to decide who the boys were available at 12 would be “. The Eagles need in several places including cornerback and receiver and should try to get one of the best prospects in each position since so many quarterbacks are taken early.

Hurts started four games for the Eagles last season after Carson Wentz went on the bench and provided a spark on offense before cooling off on the track. He completed 52% of his passes for 1,061 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions, and ran for 354 yards and three points.