Jalen Hurts: Wentz alternate 'reveals the belief in what (the Eagles) deem I could possibly well moreover be as a player'
The Philadelphia Eagles' alternate of Carson Wentz opened the door for Jalen Hurts to step into the total-time QB1 characteristic.
Hurts flashed playmaking potential in four starts, however the runt pattern dimension leaves questions about the table about the 2nd-round select.
The 22-yr-worn told The Adam Schefter Podcast that he considered the alternate as a large gamble to inform the group he could possibly well moreover be a distinction-maker.
"I deem it became as soon as correct yet any other for me," he said. "It reveals the belief in what (the Eagles) deem I could possibly well moreover be as a player. I are searching to designate them licensed."
As a rookie, Hurts achieved 52 percent of his passes for 1,061 yards, six TDs and 4 INTs. The dual-likelihood's mobility helped commence up the Eagles offense, adding 354 speeding yards and three TDs on 63 attempts. The QB showed better accuracy than anticipated popping out of Oklahoma.
Hurts said that the Wentz alternate would no longer set aside extra stress on his shoulders than what he already expects from himself.
"Kind of saved the identical mentality that I've had this complete time by manner of what I'm able to administration and me being the finest player I could possibly well moreover be," Hurts said of his reaction to the alternate. "It ain't too grand of my alternate, so I fabricate no longer gain into that."
Whereas drafting a QB at No. 6 overall is seemingly, the Eagles are reportedly hoping to make round Hurts. The utilization of the tip replacement as a procedure to add a building block for the young QB could possibly well plod a prolonged manner to aid his success.
As for Wentz, Hurts said he would no longer retain any animosity in direction of his extinct teammate.
"I send him my blessings," Hurts said. "I wish nothing however the finest, and I hope he takes off. I hope he has a immense the leisure of his occupation."