Jalen Hurts unaware of debate about Eagles drafting him in second spherical, has smart reply in response

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Town of Philadelphia has been engulfed in controversy over the Eagles deciding on Jalen Hurts with the 53rd total choose within the NFL Draft, 10 months after handing franchise quarterback Carson Wentz $107.9 million assured and making him the highest-paid quarterback in league historical past (on the time). 

Hurts is aware of why he is in Philadelphia, however was smart to generate any additional debate concerning his standing with the franchise when he was on Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Present on SportsRadio 94WIP Monday. 

Angelo Cataldi: Are you conscious of the talk happening in Philadelphia whether or not the Eagles ought to have gone out and drafted a backup QB so excessive within the draft?

Jalen Hurts: “I am not.” 

Cataldi: You aren’t conscious of this? 

Hurts: “No.”

After correctly giving a imprecise reply, Cataldi stuffed Hurts in concerning the talk surrounding the Eagles deciding on a backup quarterback slightly than a right away contributor. Hurts did not have a lot to say after being notified. 

“It is a dream for me to play at this degree. Now it is time to grind and assist this crew. All of it comes all the way down to that,” Hurts stated. “What I do see sooner or later is me working actually laborious. I am simply actually able to get to work with the crew, with the fellows, and prepare to develop.”

The Eagles have Wentz entrenched as their franchise quarterback, however have been within the playoffs three consecutive seasons and Wentz has performed a complete of 9 snaps attributable to season-ending accidents. Since Wentz has missed 10 video games over the previous three seasons with quite a few accidents (performed all 16 common season video games final season and began each sport), Hurts is a possible insurance coverage coverage in case Wentz would go down once more.

Hurts is benefiting from the chance, not putting any expectations on his position in Philadelphia. 

“The Eagles need me to come back in and be the competitor I’m. Compete each day and take steps as a quarterback,” Hurts stated. “I am surrounded by a terrific quarterback in Carson, nice coaches — who all need me to succeed on the place.

“This is a chance for me to be taught and I am right here to serve this crew in any means I can. I am excited for it.”

The number of Hurts within the second spherical will all the time be up for debate, particularly if Hurts does not play a lot over the subsequent few seasons. A wholesome Wentz will negate that, however Eagles head coach Doug Pederson admitted the franchise will use him in a Taysom Hill-type position. 

There is a spot on this crew for Hurts, because the Eagles clearly worth his abilities as a quarterback. 

“He is a quarterback first. That is how we will develop him, after which clearly make the most of his energy as a runner and perhaps another issues as we go all through this spring,” Pederson stated. “When you’ve someone like a Jalen Hurts that’s proper there in your board, yeah, we perceive which may not be the attractive choose; won’t be the glamorous choose.

“However once we take a look at it as a company and a crew, we’re doing the most effective factor in the most effective curiosity of the Philadelphia Eagles, and we now have to benefit from that.”

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