Hurts had some impressive moments during his four starts at the end of 2020, but must prove he can be consistent enough to be a long-term starting quarterback. It sounds like he’s making progress toward doing that this summer.
This week, Hurts reportedly was the best quarterback during the Eagles’ joint practices with the Patriots, and now NFL insider Jay Glazer has dropped a positive nugget on Twitter about the former Alabama and Oklahoma star.
“Just leaving Eagles-Patriots and being around them last couple days and the confidence in [Jalen Hurts]
from teammates became much, much clearer,” Glazer wrote. “He’s winning those guys over.”
Just leaving Eagles-Patriots and being around them last couple days and the confidence in @JalenHurts from teammates became much, much clearer. He’s winning those guys over
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 18, 2021
New Philadelphia head coach Nick Sirianni has yet to name his starting quarterback, but it would be an upset if Hurts isn’t his pick. There’s no sense in starting Joe Flacco over him.
Once Hurts officially becomes QB1, we can begin to see if his offseason development can translate into regular season success.