Eagles officially name Jalen Hurts starting QB for 2021 season Hes ear

After trading former MVP candidate this offseason, the refused to commit to any one succe sor at quarterback. First, they were linked to top draft prospects. Then they were linked to the ' . Even after reserving first-team practice reps for second-year man , the new staff never jumped at the chance to crown the former second-rounder as QB1. On Tuesday, that changed. Addre sing reporters ahead of the club's Sept. 12 opener, coach Nick Sirianni officially named Hurts the Eagles' 2021 Dominique Easley Jersey  starter, saying the Oklahoma product "earned that right" with a strong summer."Really nobody else got any reps with the ones," Sirianni said, "and Jalen has known, 'Hey, nobody else has gotten any reps with the ones but me,' and Jalen is our starter. He's done a great job. We wanted him to take advantage of the opportunity and take the reins with ... the opportunity that he got, and we feel like the preseason that he had, he did that."Sirianni talked up competition at every position on the Eagles' shuffled roster, including QB, but never indicated throughout the offseason that anyone was in a  Marcus Peters Jersey position to take Hurts' presumptive job. The team added former longtime starter on a one-year deal as the new No. 2, and just recently traded a late-round draft pick to the for , but general manager Howie Roseman told reporters Tuesday that both Minshew and Flacco will sit behind Hurts to open the year."We had a chance to talk to Jalen Hurts and to Joe, too, and tell them that  Brandon Allen Jersey we thought it was an opportunity to get a good player, a good person at an important position," Roseman said of Minshew, "and certainly Jalen had an excellent preseason and continued to get better, and Joe was really impre sive during the preseason and during camp as a whole."  Sirianni, for what it's worth, added that he saw a marked improvement in Hurts from the start of camp until the end of the preseason, during which the former Alabama standout played minimally."I consistently saw a player that got better every single day," he said. "I consistently saw a player make the read, getting Nickell Robey-Coleman Jersey  better with his reads and his accuracy and his ability to run and when not to run ... He did exactly what we wanted him to do. Again, nobody else has worked with the ones, so you could really argue that we named a starter a while ago. Jalen will be our starter, and he's earned that right with a great preseason, and we've got a lot of confidence in him and in that room in general."   . Will Nick Sirianni boom or bust Todd Gurley Jersey  as an NFL head coach? Can Jalen Hurts live up to the hype? Get the CBS Sports app and find out. If you already have the app, you need to select the Eagles as your favorite team to get up-to-the-minute headlines. Click here Click here Click here