Despite Hurts taking first-team reps throughout offseason workouts and training camp, Nick Sirianni and the Philadelphia coaching staff have been carful to not name their second-round draft pick QB1 just yet.
Sirianni hopes to see continued improvement from Hurts before any official decision is made.
“There’s just no rush there on having to do that,” Sirianni said during a press conference on Thursday, per ProFootballTalk. “We just want him to continue to impress, and show like he has. We’re just not there yet.”
Replacing former QB1 Carson Wentz, Hurts started the final four games of the season in 2020 — leading the Eagles to a 1-3 record behind 1,061 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. With Wentz traded to the Indianapolis Colts earlier this offseason, the Philadelphia QB room currently consists of Hurts, Joe Flacco and Nick Mullens.
By not selecting a quarterback with their No. 10 overall pick this year, the Eagles showed at least some commitment to Hurts as their QB of the future. That being said, reports of a potential Deshaun Watson to Philadelphia trade are continuing to “heat up.”
For now at least, it looks like Hurts is the team’s best option.
With the Eagles’ preseason schedule kicking off on Aug. 12, Sirianni will get a chance to see Hurts in real-game action before making a final QB1 decision.