Report: Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, split on Eagles’ future at QB
It appears there’s a divide amongst the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office regarding their future at quarterback. This morning, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer released an article discussing the discussions going on amongst Howie Roseman and owner Jeffrey Lurie.
According to McLane, Lurie was the leading push behind drafting Jalen Hurts, and as of right now, he wants to move forward with Hurts as the franchise quarterback. Meanwhile, Howie Roseman is not sold yet, while it’s alluded that any change would come via the trade market.
“Lurie is said to still believe in Hurts, but Roseman’s assessment is less confident, two independent sources familiar with their thinking said.”
Philadelphia had discussed a deal with Houston regarding quarterback Deshaun Watson, which would have led Jalen Hurts to the Texans or to be benched. But any move of this magnitude would need to be approved by Jeffrey Lurie, who wants to move forward with Hurts.
Although numerous reports have indicated in the past that Jeffrey Lurie was behind the scenes forcing the team to pass the ball, that no longers appear to be the case.
A rift amongst the front office is never a good thing, but it’s a positive sign regarding the future of Jalen Hurts. No move can be made without Lurie’s approval, and if he’s in Hurts’ corner, no change will happen unless something drastic occurs.
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