With the top QBs off the market, Eagles are primed to move forward with Jalen Hurts
The NFL world was thrown into shock this afternoon when the two biggest quarterbacks on the market, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson, both solidified their future.
Rodgers is returning to Green Bay on what was initially reported to be the biggest contract in league history, while Denver sent the farm to Seattle for Wilson.
In the deal, the Broncos moved two first-round picks, two seconds, Drew Lock, Noah Fant, and Shelby Harris. It seemed like Russ was going to be staying in town, with the Seahawks turning down a package centered around two firsts from the Washington Commanders.
Even if the Eagles were interested in Wilson, it wasn’t worth it to outbid Denver. Philadelphia would have needed to certainly move all of their three first-round picks in the 2022 Draft alongside Jalen Hurts to match the talent the Seahawks acquired.
With Rodgers staying put and Wilson finally moved, it seems all but guaranteed that the Eagles remain with Jalen Hurts as their starter. There’s a chance they look into the quarterbacks available in the draft, but none would be any better than Hurts at this time.
The remaining starting QBs on the market are extremely slim, with the headliners being Jimmy Garoppolo and former Eagle Carson Wentz. Howie Roseman has always wanted a franchise centerpiece under center and even if Jimmy G is better than Hurts now, he isn’t a long-term solution. The Eagles will likely run it back with Hurts and reevaluate their options in 2023, since next year’s draft is expected to have several elite QB prospects available.
With potentially $40 million in space to spend in free agency alongside a stockpile of draft capital, it makes far more sense for the Eagles to spend it on talent surrounding Hurts instead of spending it all on a replacement.
The move makes sense for the Broncos, who desperately needed a quarterback with a solidified roster already in place. Meanwhile, free agency is just a week away, starting on March 14th.
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