Darius Slay compares Jalen Hurts to Eagles QB trade target
Shortly after the Eagles were again linked to Russell Wilson, cornerback Darius Slay drew comparisons from the Seahawks star towards current starting QB, Jalen Hurts. Recently, Slay appeared on “All Things Covered” and was asked about his starting QB. When discussing Jalen Hurts, Darius Slay had nothing but positive things to say about him but had an interesting comment about Hurts’ potential.
“He can be real good. I don’t like to compare people too much, but he can be like Russell Wilson,” Slay said. “They both were baseball players, and Russ has a stronger arm for sure — but (he) was young and behind a great defense and making all the right reads and all the right checks. In year two when they won the Super Bowl, you watched how he played. They handed the ball off, gave to to Marshawn for 120, 130 (yards).
“You watch how we play now. We’re averaging 200 yards per game for the past five games. I feel like they’re both the same type of player and Russell kind of evolved as a passer — and that’s what (Seattle) had to lean on because Marshawn was gone.”
None of what Slay said is bad, but actually glowing of the young QB who is coming off a very unimpressive performance against the New York Giants. A few days after the game, Adam Schefter reported that Wilson could waive his no-trade clause in a potential trade to Philadelphia.
Wilson, 33, has been linked to Philadelphia for most of the season despite not being discussed as available by the Seattle Seahawks. Before last week, reports emerged that the Eagles were comfortable with Jalen Hurts as their future if he kept playing the way he did.
As the season goes on, Jalen Hurts is sure to improve and could very well reach the ceiling mentioned by Slay above. In the meantime, he has a chance to redeem himself this Sunday when the Eagles travel to New York to face the Jets.
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