After two awful performances by Carson Wentz to start the year, many fans have called for Jalen Hurts, the rookie backup, to start at Quarterback. It may be an overreaction, but it could turn out to be very beneficial for the Eagles.
First of all, Jalen Hurts has charisma and swag that is almost unmatched. You can tell the man has the personality of an absolute star. I have no doubt he can get the team believing in him and elevate the team to another level. And I’m sure, behind the scenes, he already has confidants that want him to take the starting job.
Another reason Jalen Hurts should be looked at is the recent success and invention of the African American Mobile Quarterback. Race has nothing to do with it, but looking at the league, the switch to this dynamic form of player has paid off big time. Prime examples, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. They replaced the safe but effective predecessors in their organization with dynamic play that lit the league on fire. I do not believe Jalen Hurts has that talent level, but he can easily be the Deshaun Watson level quarterback that Carson Wentz is when he stays consistent. The only question is, can he? Carson Wentz has been relegated to a game manager in every sense of the word by a coaching staff that does not understand or believe in him. Carson Wentz should be a top 5 quarterback. But he just isn’t. Be that a matter of coaching or his own fault, I think it’s a little bit of both. Jalen Hurts is a fresh new face, that yes, will have to overcome the same bad coaching staff, but may have the dynamic style needed to light the league up.
In conclusion, if the struggles of Carson Wentz and his coaches continues, Jalen Hurts is a good option to test to see if they could have the next perennial MVP candidate.