Top NFL analyst predicts Eagles’ future at quarterback
The Eagles are in a great situation right now regarding their future at quarterback. Gardner Minshew and Jalen Hurts have proven to be starting quality while both locked into cheap deals. Meanwhile, they have draft capital if things drastically change over the next few weeks, and they want to switch it up.
Analyst Peter King, one of the most reputable in the league, recently gave his insight into what could occur for the Eagles this offseason.
“Barring something really weird, the Eagles now will have their own first-round pick, and those from the Dolphins and Colts, and all could be in the top 20 of the round. In all, the Eagles will have nine picks in the first five rounds: three in the first, single picks in the second, third, and fourth rounds, and three in the fifth. With quarterbacks not projected to be super-high in round one, the Eagles would likely be able to sit or maneuver slightly to draft one … or package three attractive picks to get a Deshaun Watson or to chase a Russell Wilson.”
Now we have heard the drawn-out talks of Wilson, Watson, and Aaron Rodgers for the last few weeks nonstop. However, it has been hushed regarding going for Kenny Pickett, Matt Corral, or Malik Willis in the 2022 NFL Draft. Howie Roseman scouted Pickett in person a few weeks ago, and the Heisman candidate has been drawing eyes.
Pickett and Corral are expected to be off the board before Philadelphia’s first pick is on the clock, but if one slips, we know how Howie will act. At the same time, he could do what occurred with Hurts and take one if they fall into the second round.
Now, I am in the boat that a move doesn’t seem necessary, especially not in the draft. Kenny Pickett has been excellent, but this is an overall weak class, especially with the powerhouse that the 2023 class will be with Bryce Young and CJ Stroud. With the Eagles in the midst of a playoff push, if Jalen Hurts can get them there, it’s hard to think Philadelphia will move on from him next season.
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