‘Sky is the Limit’ – Jordan Howard Lauds Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts

Published 04/14/2021, 4:22 PM EDT
Dec 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) warms up prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


NFC East franchise Philadelphia Eagles endured a tough outing in the NFL last year. Doug Pederson’s boys slumped to a fourth-placed finish in their division last year. Quarterback Carson Wentz had a forgettable season with the Eagles, which resulted in a fallout with coach Pederson towards the end of the regular season. Hence, Jalen Hurts replaced him.

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Jan 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs for a touchdown against the Washington Football Team during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The former Oklahoma Sooners man showed flashes of brilliance, throwing for 1,061 yards with 6 passing TDs. He further rushed for 354 yards with 3 rushing TDs to his name.

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Despite coach Pederson’s departure this summer, Hurts is expected to be Philly’s first-choice quarterback when the season starts.

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Former Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins running back, Jordan Howard, re-signed with Philadelphia Eagles. He was the first to back second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts ahead of a crucial season for Nick Sirianni’s side.

“I feel like the sky is the limit for Jalen. He’s a very hard worker and I know he’s not going to take any opportunity he gets for granted. So I’m just excited to see how his future unfolds,” Howard said at a recent press meet. (h/t NBC Sports)

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After the high-profile departure of Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, the Eagles brought in veteran NFL QB Joe Flacco as a backup for Hurts. The Eagles are definitely a team under transition. It does not seem like one season will be enough for them to challenge for the playoffs once again.

This is a work in progress. But coach Sirianni will be happy that he has a young quarterback with an extensive skill-set already on his roster. Whether he can help him reach his true potential is a different conversation altogether.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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