By Michael Grimm
So, Jalen Hurts has impressed a lot of Eagles fans with his quarterback play.
Especially in the last four games, when coach Nick Sirianni committed to the run and put Hurts in a better position to succeed with his arm and legs.
He did run for three touchdowns last week in the win over the Saints, after all.
But SI.com’s insider Albert Breer was asked what he thinks the Eagles’ recent moves mean – extending Dallas Goedert, Avonte Maddox, and T.J. Edwards in the last week – in terms of positioning to trade for a QB this offseason.
Breer’s answer was interesting, and also might rub some Eagles fans the wrong way:
“Do I think [the Eagles’ recent string of extensions] foreshadows anything at quarterback? Probably not.
“Based on the look of the 2022 draft class, my guess would be that they won’t draft one with one of their three first-round picks, seeing as though Jalen Hurts has come along and may have a brighter future now than any of those guys.
“Could they trade for one? Absolutely. Owner Jeffrey Lurie is sufficiently consumed with getting the quarterback position righted post-Carson Wentz, and I think Roseman and his crew would at least investigate the idea of Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson in the offseason, anyway.”
Hmm. So Hurts has convinced the front office that he’s a better option than the incoming rookie class… but not that he’s a better, more cost-efficient option than an aging Russell Wilson or the thorny idea of trading for Deshaun Watson, who is currently facing dozens of sexual assault and harassment allegations.