Ron Jaworski doubts Jalen Hurts’ ability to be a franchise quarterback
One of the best quarterbacks in Eagles history doesn’t seem to be sold on Jalen Hurts. Recently, Ron Jaworski was asked if he believes Hurts is capable of being a franchise quarterback. Although Jaws thinks he can be an okay player, he doubts Hurts’ ability to be a star.
“I do not see the ceiling that high for him. I see a competent quarterback. I see a guy that’s going to play solid football for ten years in this league… He’s still a young, developing quarterback. I’ll leave that up to Howie and Nick to make that decision what they want to do. But you don’t go backwards with Hurts. He’s a solid NFL quarterback. But is the ceiling up here? I’m having a hard time buying into that.”
I think what Jaworski said is completely fair. Most Eagles fans have never projected Hurts to be a star and think at the very least, he is a starting-caliber quarterback.
Jaworski joins a long line of former Eagles who aren’t completely sold on Hurts. Yesterday, LeSean McCoy tweeted about how he was annoyed Philly didn’t land Russell Wilson. Donovan McNabb has been the most vocal player in Hurts’ corner and has praised his leadership on multiple occasions.
The Eagles sent an offer to Seattle for Wilson, but the veteran quarterback waived his no-trade clause and landed with the Denver Broncos. It’s unknown exactly what Philly offered, but the fact that they were among the shortlist of teams pursuing him shows where their heart is with Hurts.
Deshaun Watson is rumored to be on the market next week after his case is settled, but unless the Eagles heavily push for him, it seems likely they’ll ride with Hurts for another season.
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