Despite $255,000,000 Crowning for Jalen Hurts, Eagles Left Concerned Due to Unresolved Issues

Published 05/31/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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The Philadelphia Eagles have become a force to reckon in NFC. The franchise is coming off the back of a brilliant Super Bowl run under head coach Nick Sirianni. Jalen Hurts and Co. are looking to repeat the run in 2023 and possibly lift the Lombardi this time. But despite locking down their crown jewel for a mammoth $255 million deal, an NFL analyst has flagged the biggest area of concern for the reigning NFC champions.

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The rise of the Eagles in recent years has resulted in a Super Bowl title in 2018 and it was the first title in the team’s history. The franchise wouldn’t want to lose their footing now after firmly establishing themselves as one of the contenders at the start of the 2023 season. But can they plug the holes that got flagged? Above all, what exactly is the concern about the team that has suddenly got everybody talking?

Problems for the Eagles 

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The Eagles might face some problems in the upcoming 2023 season, according to ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck. And no, it won’t be due to Jalen Hurts. The former NFL quarterback brought forth a particular area of concern for the Eagles as they get ready to try and get to the Super Bowl game.

“I think that you have to nitpick on this Matt because they are a really good football team. But I think area concern would be the fact that you got two new coordinators. That’s significant. There’s always a learning curve and you know you may know something but haven’t mastered it yet,” Hasselbeck said on ESPN’s Sportscenter.

Hasselbeck is also concerned about some departures from the defensive side of the ball. All in all, the former QB, who was on the Eagles roster two decades ago, believes that the Philadelphia-based franchise could hit some roadblocks when the season kicks off. Will Nick Sirianni’s two new coordinators be able to settle in fast?

Jalen Hurts and Sirianni’s two lieutenants

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The Eagles started the offseason with a bang. They tied up their QB Jalen Hurts with a big $255 million contract, briefly making him the highest-paid player in NFL history. With that out of the way, Nick Sirianni brought in two new lieutenants to call plays. The QB coach Brian Johnson got a promotion to become the new OC. Sean Desai came in as the new DC. 

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Both are relatively unknown names at their positions with Desai’s most recent job being as a defensive assistant at the Seattle Seahawks. Johnson has gone up the Eagles’ ranks to become the OC and it looks like he already has the full support of his offense.

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According to Eagles WR AJ Brown, Johnson is a natural. Can he and Desai settle into their new roles quickly? That would certainly be good for the momentum. A lot is riding on the Eagles for the upcoming season and the margin of error has significantly dropped. Can they withstand the pressure?

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh is a seasoned NFL writer at Essentially Sports. With a master's degree in international and area studies from a prestigious university, Shivam leverages his academic background to gain a deeper understanding of the global impact of sports. Shivam's passion for football developed early in his career as a writer.
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