Roseman Comments on Reports About Making Hurts the Starter
The Carson Wentz era officially came to a close at 4pm on Wednesday when the 2021 league year began. That date signaled the trade of Wentz to Indianapolis and a new era of Eagles football.
Enter Jalen Hurts.
The 2020 second-round pick started four games for the Eagles in 2020, after Wentz was benched for poor play.
There was a recent Chris Mortensen report that indicated that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie "instructed his group to prioritize making Hurts successful in 2021 as opposed to creating a true competition."
On Thursday Eagles general manager Howie Roseman was asked about the report about Hurts being the starter in 2021.
"We have not been told to do anything other than to try to strengthen the football team and make sure that we're doing the right things now and going forward," Roseman stated.
When asked if the team would consider adding another quarterback to the room, Roseman suggested that definitely an option.
"We only have one quarterback on our roster," explained Roseman. "It's definitely not going to stay that way. We've always tried to value that position and have depth at that position. I don't see any of that changing here as we go forward.
"We want to have a really strong quarterback room."
"We're going to look at the free agent market, the trade market, and we're certainly going to look at the draft to try to strengthen that position."
As for Hurts, there is plenty to be excited about, and new Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni gave his evaluation of the second-year player.
"Right now, we're thinking about Jalen and the things he does well: what he did well at Alabama, what he did well at Oklahoma, what he did well last year when he was here. We're thinking about those things and how we can make him as successful as we possibly can."
While Hurts is the only quarterback on the current roster, you can be sure they will add another one or two. The question is, what level of quarterback are they looking to add, one to compete with Hurts, back him up or replace him.
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