Hall of Fame coach discuses Eagles’ quarterback situation
Going into the 2022 offseason, Jalen Hurts’ future is murky once again. Hurts’ Wild Card performance left doubt in fans’ minds, but a majority of the city still believes he can be their franchise quarterback.
However, following Aaron Rodgers’ likely departure from Green Bay and the Bills-Chiefs QB shootout, some are clamoring for the opportunity to acquire the NFL star. Recently, Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy spoke with NBC’s John Clark about the Eagles’ quarterback situation, and he shares the same opinion as most fans.
When asked what the Eagles should do, Dungy stated that despite how the season ended, the Eagles should continue to work with Hurts, and they shouldn’t draft a quarterback in the first round. However, if Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson becomes available, they should explore this opportunity.
Dungy knows the importance of a franchise quarterback, working with Peyton Manning in Indianapolis for seven seasons, winning Super Bowl 41 together. Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes showed the other night that having a star QB overrules everything, and Howie Roseman would likely agree.
During the conversation Dungy even referenced Manning when defending Hurts, stating how some felt Manning wasn’t the guy after the Colts lost to the New York Jets 41-0 during the 2003 Wildcard round.
Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie have been at the forefront of finding their franchise centerpiece for several seasons. And although he backed Hurts during the Eagles’ end-of-season press conference, Roseman will likely still inquire about Wilson or Rodgers.
Both quarterbacks will command a high return, as well as an expensive cap hit. So even if the Eagles’ front office wants someone else in charge of the offense, they might wait until next season to push their chips in and draft someone like Bryce Young.
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