Former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb says Jalen Hurts is a franchise QB. He thinks he’s better for the team than Carson Wentz was.
Two games into the 2022 NFL season, Jalen Hurts is answering all the questions of whether he can be the Philadelphia Eagles franchise QB. The Eagles spent the off-season building up their roster, making sure the young QB has all the weapons that he needs to succeed. They got Hurts a superstar WR, when they made the NFL draft night trade for A.J. Brown. Brown, along with WR’s DeVonta Smith and Quez Watkins, TE Dallas Goedert and RB Miles Sanders, gives the Eagles a talented offense. They, also upgraded the defense through the draft and free agency.
The Eagles having a young and productive QB with a talented roster is something Donovan McNabb experienced when he was leading the franchise 20 years ago and dand what Carson Wentz went through when he was the team’s franchise QB.
Hurts has improved as a passer, as evidenced through his first two games. He has completed 69.8% of his passes for 576 yards with one touchdown and one interception (97.1 rating), while leading the NFL in total offense (pass yards + run yards – yards lost to sacks) and yards per attempt (9.1). Hurts also has 28 carries for 147 yards and three touchdowns. He is playing at a MVP level.
Wentz is off to a strong start in Washington. He is tied for the league lead with seven touchdown passes.
Sunday’s matchup at FedEx Field between the Eagles and Redskins is not only a battle of NFC East rivals, but also a battle of two former teammates in Jalen Hurts and Carson Wentz.
Wentz regressed drastically in 2020,his final season as starting QB before being benched for Jalen Hurts. Wentz requested a trade, and the Eagles sent Wentz to Indianapolis in 2021.
The Eagles are a red hot team through the first two games and Jalen Hurts has been amazing. This a big contest and the Eagles need to keep the train rolling on Sunday afternoon.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. Photo courtsey of Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports