Donovan McNabb impressed by Jalen Hurts this season, urges Eagles fans to remain calm
Since Jalen Hurts took over the starting job last season, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been in his corner. McNabb has repeatedly praised his leadership and skillset alongside several other Eagles legends.
Some have turned on the Eagles quarterback after their loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday, but McNabb still has faith. McNabb spoke with Jon Marks and Ike Reese yesterday about the situation and reassured Eagles fans to stay calm.
“For me, when I look at just the whole season, I’m impressed by the way that he’s played. I am impressed with how he’s handled adversity. I am excited about how he has full control of this team and being the leader of this team. From a fan standpoint, yeah, be upset we lost in the first round because we had opportunities, but I am excited what the future holds for this organization.”
“And the thing the bothers me a lot of times when everyone just kind of finger points right at the quarterback. And then now, I think in this situation, it leads to, ‘Oh, we’ll go into the draft next season and draft a quarterback,’ or whatever it may be. No, you have your quarterback. You just have to continue to stay patient with him and allow him to get comfortable in knowing what the situation is.”
Who would ever think that Donovan McNabb would be the voice of reason among Philly fans? Everything he said is absolutely right. The options available in the draft aren’t as promising as Hurts, and the trade market is extremely weak right now.
McNabb went on to say they should explore an Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson trade, but stay away from guys like Kirk Cousins, which is fair.
Even if Wilson’s price is too high, it’s worth it to at least kick the tires and see if you can work out an ideal price. Nothing will happen one way or another for several weeks, and I highly doubt the Eagles will meet the asking price Seattle places on Wilson.
Jalen Hurts took this team to the postseason when everyone expected the Eagles to win three games. Give the man another season to see what he can do.
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