Jalen Hurts is expected to be the Week 1 starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles this year. With the regular season just a month away though, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni hasn’t officially named a starter.
The good news for Hurts is that he has a trio of preseason games to prove that he should be Philadelphia’s starting quarterback.
In his first preseason game this year, Hurts completed 3-of-7 pass attempts for 54 yards. While that doesn’t seem like a great performance, Sirianni sounds very pleased with what he saw from Hurts in limited action.
“Yeah, I thought he handled it well,” Sirianni said in his postgame press conference, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. “He made a really good check and great throw to Dallas [Goedert] for a big play. He saw what defense was coming and checked the play. A ton of credit to him for that and making a perfect throw there.
“I thought he went with where we wanted the ball to go vs. the defenses they were running. He had a couple drops in there, so I was really pleased with him.”
Drops were a theme early in last night’s game for the Eagles, as Jalen Reagor and Zach Ertz both failed to haul in passes from Hurts.
Despite that positive review from Sirianni, it’s pretty apparent that Hurts isn’t satisfied with his performance.
“It could be more efficient,” Hurts told reporters. “There’s always room for improvement. I’m never satisfied with anything. I can’t have balls on the ground. We have to hit our money balls when we need them. That’s always going to be my mentality.”
Hurts will have the chance to redeem himself next Thursday when the Eagles host the Patriots.