The Eagles Went Shopping Last Week. What Were They Shopping For Exactly?

Amid a Covid-restricted 2020 Draft, the Eagles sat in a remote setting, ready to make a second-round selection. This pick would not be an addition to the arsenal for franchise quarterback Carson Wentz, a lockdown cornerback, a defensive end, or that linebacker that the fanbase badly wanted.

This selection would land them Jalen Hurts, a top college quarterback prospect.

As a four-star high school recruit from Rivals.com, Jalen Hurts flourished under coach Nick Saban. In the 2018 College Football Championship Game, Hurts was benched in the second half, only to redeem himself and start for Alabama again next season.

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In his final college campaign, after transferring to Oklahoma — he had perhaps his most impressive season ever.

In a magical ride season of 2018 — the Eagles won a Super Bowl with two excellent quarterbacks. Was the pick to secure a capable backup or to guard against a Wentz implosion that came nearly a year later?

Last week, the Eagles aggressively moved to try to get Justin Fields. On the surface, it looked like another aggressive Roseman move as insurance against a catastrophic Jalen Hurts injury.

But was it meant to add security or something much more?

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Questions have arisen out of the Novacare Complex about this season after signing a five-year $255 Million contract, with the highest yearly payout in NFL history of $51 Million per year and with a QBR drop from 2022 of 101.5 to 89.1 this season.

After all was said and done — the Pittsburgh Steelers, not the Philadelphia Eagles, signed Justin Fields for $3.2 Million for the 2024 season. Instead, the Eagles have secured Will Grier and Kenny Pickett.

The Eagles did draft Jalen Hurts in that COVID-restricted 2020 NFL Draft.

And Carson Wentz. He’d very soon be on his way out in Philadelphia.


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