The Philadelphia Eagles will have a lot of questions to answer about quarterback Jalen Hurts this offseason. He and Philadelphia were completely outmatched on the road in the NFC Wild Card Round against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a final score of 31-15.
Tampa Bay had a 31-0 lead at one point and the Eagles scored 15 points in the fourth quarter when this football game was out of reach. Jalen Hurts couldn’t throw the ball down the field and he also wasn’t reading the field properly. Hurts did not beat one playoff team all season long. He had under 40 yards passing in the first half.
I actually thought that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was going to bench him for Gardner Minshew II, but it never happened or even crossed his mind.
Jalen Hurts completed 23-of-43 passes for 258 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He also rushed for 39 yards on eight carries.
As of right now, the Philadelphia Eagles have three first-round draft picks. They own the 15th pick from the Indianapolis Colts, the 16th overall pick from the Miami Dolphins, and the 19th overall pick with their own pick.
Philadelphia has the draft capital to land Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks, Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, or Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans.
I think general manager Howie Roseman, head coach Nick Sirianni, and owner Jeffrey Lurie will discuss it. However, do any of these quarterbacks want to play in an extremely tough fan city and media market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? They ran Carson Wentz and his family out of town. I am not sure if Wilson wants his family to go here, Rodgers probably would tell everyone to go jump in a lake, and we are not sure about Watson’s legal situation currently.
They may have no choice but to stick with Jalen Hurts in 2022. They should use two of their draft picks on the defensive side of the football and use the other one on a wide receiver to play on the opposite side of Devonta Smith.
The Philadelphia Eagles (9-9) season concludes and we will see where they go from here.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (14-4) will either host the Dallas Cowboys (12-5), the Los Angeles Rams (12-5), or the Arizona Cardinals (11-6) next weekend.
-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports
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