ESPN: Jalen Hurts Among Top QB’s Under-25 Years of Age
There are a lot of young quarterback currently getting playing time in the NFL.
Teams are always looking for the next big thing, drafting players to high in hopes that they can find their franchise quarterback.
Over at ESPN.com, Pro Football Focus ranked the list of quarterbacks currently under the age of 25 in the NFL with Philadelphia Eagles signal-caller, Jalen Hurts, coming in at No. 8.
Hurts has grown leaps and bounds after being forced into action early in an attempt to salvage the Eagles' awful 2020 season. He has improved his 56.2 overall grade in 2019 to 79.4 grade this season. He has seen the most improvement in his play in situations where he doesn't have the benefit of screens, run-play options (RPO), play-actions or rollouts, recording three games with grades above 89.0 within those confines -- and his 78.6 grade is 14th in the league.
Hurts has been inconsistent, but has put up some good numbers this season. He has shown some improvement from the four games he played in last season, but as PFF wonders, is this offense helping him out.
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At the top of the list is Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, who is a former league MVP. Next up you have Justin Herbert of the Chargers, who the Eagles will see next week at the Linc. Kyler Murray of the Cardinals, Joe Burrow of the Bengals and Daniel Jones are No. 3, 4 and 5.
A pair of rookies, Mac Jones and Trevor Lawrence are next, before the Hurts lands on the list at No. 8.
Rounding out the Top 10 are Miami's Tua Tagovailoa and rookie Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears.
For what its worth, Eagles back up quarterback Gardener Minshew, 25, did not make the list.