Eagles Jalen Hurts at Bottom of Pack of PFF QB Rankings
With a new NFL season on the way, the rankings for the 2021 season have begun.
Pro Football Focus has their rankings of all 32 projected starting quarterbacks for the 2021 season with Jalen Hurts getting the nod for the Philadelphia Eagles, and the ranking wasn't kind.
Per PFF's Bruce Gradkowski, a former NFL quarterback, Hurts landed as 31st ranked starting quarterback in the NFL, just one spot from the bottom, which belonged to Denver's Drew Lock.
Jalen Hurts will get his opportunity to showcase not only his skills but his leadership heading into 2021. Hurts provided an immediate spark last season, but the wheels started to fall off after that. Hurts must manage the game with better decision-making. He finished the season with nine turnover-worthy plays in the last four games. If Hurts wants to be the guy in Philadelphia, then he needs to protect the ball better. His leadership and poise will bring the team together, but production — and winning football games — must follow.
Hurts was ranked behind rookies Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence. He was also ranked behind guys like Daniel Jones, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Garoppolo, Sam Darnold and yes, even Carson Wentz, who came in at No. 23 on the list.
Of course a lot of these rankings came from past performance as well, and Hurts only have four games to go off, so he will have a chance to work his way up this list with a solid 2021 season.
One area that Gradkowski points out that Hurts needs to improve is in his decision-making. He pointed out that Hurts made nine turnover-worthy plays over his final four starts, and that protecting the ball will be a big factor in his success this season.
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