Eagles Say Jalen Hurts Will Enter 2022 As Starting QB

Eagles GM Howie Roseman told reporters in his season-ending press conference that QB Jalen Hurts has done enough to be the starting quarterback for the 2022 season, per Zach Berman.

Jalen Hurts

“We said we wanted to see him take the bull by the horn, and he certainly did that,” Roseman said regarding Hurts. 

Hurts showed flashes in his first full-time season as the starter this past season, but the way things ended on a down note in a playoff loss to the Buccaneers caused some speculation about his status — especially because the Eagles have plenty of options with three first-round picks this year alone. 

But Roseman indicated those picks will be used to build up the team around Hurts and give him a chance to continue to develop. 

“We’ve got to do whatever we can to continue to help him develop and how we do that? By surrounding him with really good players,” he said via Berman

Hurts, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles out of Oklahoma back in 2020. He signed a four-year, $6,025,171 rookie contract that included a $1,941,943 signing bonus. 

In 2021, Hurts appeared in 15 games for the Eagles, completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 3,144 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also rushed for 784 yards on 139 carries (5.6 YPC) with 10 touchdowns.

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