Chris Simms, Joy Taylor tweet apologies on how wrong they were about Jalen Hurts
Yesterday, we ran through an entire list of bad Eagles takes and predictions that were vomited onto social media before the season started.
The absolute worst take, was Chris Simms NFL Top 40 quarterback list.
Obviously, leaving Jalen Hurts off the list was a huge mistake. Adding quarterbacks like Taysom Hill, Drew Lock, Kellen Mond, and Case Keenum to the list was simply stupid. No quarterbacks had any business being ranked in the first place, let alone ahead of Jalen Hurts.
This morning, Chris Simms bent the knee and admitted that he took a massive L with his preseason Top 40 quarterback list.
Hurts has started 15 games in his first full season as the Eagles starting quarterback. He is 8-7 in those games and has officially secured a spot in the 2021 NFL playoffs.
On the season, he completed 61.3% of his passes for 3,144 yards. Hurts has tossed 16 touchdowns with only nine interceptions. On the ground he’s rushed for 784 yards with 10 more touchdowns.
The 23-year old quarterback has also been named a Pro Bowl alternate in his second NFL season. Chris Simms clearly missed the boat on Hurts and I’m glad he owned up to it and took the L.
We have begun to see a lot of these takes corrected. Yesterday, Joy Taylor tweeted out the following, after saying that the Philadelphia Eagles botched the entire quarterback situation and are dealing with a QB competition between Joe Flacco and Hurts before the start of the season.
Sure, Joy Taylor had her doubts about Jalen Hurts as a starting quarterback, but I think she’s still missing the point from her initial video. She totally made up a quarterback competition when there clearly wasn’t one during training camp. Everyone outside of Joy Taylor and other clickbait national media pundits knew Hurts was going to be the starter.
The issue with her was really focused on that point, because no one gives a shit about her “analysis” regarding football, or Jalen Hurts in the first place.
Sure, acknowledgement of people in the national media saying they were wrong is always good to see. Unfortunately, the receipts still remain and accountability is key.
Mandatory Credit: ESPN