Jalen Hurts is either on a one-year tryout or the future at the quarterback position in Philadelphia depending on who you ask, but could the second-year signal-caller make the Pro Bowl in 2021?
NFL.com’s Marc Sessler look at the potential first-time Pro Bowlers for each NFC team and Hurts was the guy for the Eagles.
QB · Year 2
The last time we saw them, the Eagles were a bubbling on-field disgrace. Not just bad, but boring and a stench to the senses. That’s playing into today’s perception that Philly barely exists in the NFC. Look closer, though, and you can see the makings of a productive offense if the line stays healthy and wideout DeVonta Smith hits the ground running. So much depends on Hurts, who brought life to the team during his four starts to close the year. If anything, Hurts offers a spicy floor due to his ability to take off on the ground. I want this to work — desperately — because the concept of watching Joe Flacco lumber around in the pocket chips away at my will to exist.
For Hurts, 40 total touchdowns, an improved completion percentage and the Eagles in playoff contention could be the perfect recipe for such a projection to ring true.