The Eagles aren’t at the top of the NFC East odds table, but they’re definitely in the mix. If Jalen Hurts has anything to say about it, the +250 divisional contenders will be left holding an automatic bid to the playoffs at the end of 2022.
That’s because Hurts says he’s ready to take the next step as a quarterback. He’s been a prospect with major upside, a stopgap and even a playoff quarterback. But this week, Hurts called a press conference in Philadelphia to announce that he’s ready to fully embrace his status as Philadelphia’s QB1.
Put another way: Hurst is ready to be the official franchise guy.
Reasonable people can probably disagree on whether or not Hurts is truly one of those top-12 NFL quarterbacks, but it’s hard to argue that the Eagles haven’t put him in a position to succeed. After two years of strong acquisitions, including 2020 Heisman winner DeVonta Smith and former Tennessee star AJ Brown (traded during last week’s NFL Draft), the Eagles are set for some lofty NFL odds in 2022.