Eagles Rumors: GM Howie Roseman expected to draft or trade for a QB next offseason
The wheels are starting to fall off the Jalen Hurts’ train following the Eagles’ ignominious loss yesterday in Vegas.
The offense stalled out once Miles Sanders went down, Derek Carr only had three incompletions, and Jason Kelce even lost his cool during the game.
Jason Kelce was penalized after the play. You can tell he is very very frustrated pic.twitter.com/UP6zLuSWdQ— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) October 24, 2021
Philadelphia is now tied for worst in the division with the lowly Giants at 2-5 — their worse start since 1999, Andy Reid’s first season as head coach. As the rumblings start to become louder surrounding Nick Sirianni’s tenure and if he’ll be one and done, the spotlight remains primarily on the quarterback position.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, Eagles GM Howie Roseman is expected to use his draft assets to acquire a new QB next offseason:
“Roseman can point to the three potential first-round picks the Eagles may receive in next year’s draft all he wants. He’s a master Hurts is obviously not on Wentz’s level, even if the latter has better coaching and talent around him with the Colts. He was a second-round draft pick for a reason. And the Eagles likely projected his struggles, hence they wouldn’t have explored acquiring Deshaun Watson. Roseman can point to the three potential first-round picks the Eagles may receive in next year’s draft all he wants. He’s a master at covering for his mistakes. But the Eagles are still far from having a solution at quarterback.
Lurie will entrust his aide with next year’s historically important draft, barring something unforeseen. Those picks will either be used to draft a quarterback or trade for one, which will likely offer additional security for Roseman.”
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An argument can be made that Sirianni’s coaching has done little to help Hurts’ development. The run-pass ratio has been skewed for much of the season, with Jalen Hurts accounting for over 85% of the offense. Sirianni is simply asking far too much of his second-year quarterback, but that doesn’t absolve Hurts of his inferior ability on the field at times.
As it stands, it looks as though the organization has all but made up its mind about Jalen Hurts. Perhaps this was always their intention; Hurts was drafted to be an insurance policy to Wentz at the time of his selection. Maybe Hurts’ ceiling in the league is just a capable backup that can win you some games when needed, but it would be ignorant to write him off so early in his career.
Lurie and Roseman are notorious for their impatience with players, though. If the tangibles don’t soon catch up to his intangibles, Hurts’ campaign to be the face of the franchise could be over before it even got off the ground.
Well, that’s it right there. The silver lining. Obviously not great news for Hurts because we know what those three picks will be used for.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 25, 2021
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