Can Jalen Hurts prove to the Eagles they don’t need to find their franchise quarterback elsewhere? There might not be a player in the NFL under more pressure to perform in 2021 than Jalen Hurts. The Eagles prioritize, and invest more in the quarterback position than perhaps any franchise in the NFL, and after ending the Carson Wentz era this offseason, Philadelphia is back in the hunt to find their next franchise gunslinger.
PUNT RETURNER It’s not yet clear who will primarily return punts for the Eagles this season. Greg Ward led the team in attempts last year but that shouldn’t happen again. His 6.4 average ranked just 14th out of 16 qualified returners.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, the Eagles have encountered issue after issue at the cornerback position. Now, for the first time in what seems like an eternity, Philadelphia possesses two proven starters at both outside cornerback spots in Darius Slay and Steven Nelson after the team signed the defensive back to a one-year, $4 million deal that will count $1.5M against the salary cap due to the addition of voidable years.