By Michael Grimm
If you don’t think Jalen Hurts has what it takes to quarterback the Eagles to greatness in 2022 and beyond, you’re not alone.
NFL.com’s own rankings puts him at 17-best out of 62 QB’s in the league:
2021 stats: 16 games | 60.6 pct | 3,402 pass yds | 7.2 ypa | 17 pass TD | 11 INT | 823 rush yds | 10 rush TD | 10 fumbles
2020 final ranking: 23
Hurts saving his worst start of the season for the playoffs knocks him down a few spots.
He held the ball, didn’t see the field and didn’t shoot straight against the Bucs. That doesn’t erase the gains that came in his other 15 starts, where his pocket passing took a huge step forward.
His running ability gives him a high baseline, and he’s a solid starting quarterback at worst, which is quite a find for a highly criticized second-round pick.