Torrey Smith, the now retired 31-year-old former Super Bowl champion receiver, says if it was up to him rookie QB Jalen Hurts “wouldn’t touch the field.”
“I personally, I wouldn’t play him,” Smith told 94WIP yesterday.
“But the team obviously drafted him for Carson insurance and if you feel like the offense is really struggling that way, then you can go in that direction. But me personally, I would rather Carson Wentz all the way throughout the year. I mean, Jalen, he simply wouldn’t touch the field. And I love Jalen Hurts as a player, I was huge fan of him coming out of college, but I mean you drafted him and you started a controversy for no reason for Carson. And whether he admits it or not, I would never ask him about it—and that’s my boy, I talk to him. I would never ask him about that because whether he think it or not, it’s tough when that’s weighing over your head when you know we’re talking about it on the radio right now. When you know fans are thinking it because you’re not playing your best or the offense isn’t playing its best. It’s tough to deal with, it’s another layer that complicates the issues that are happening right now.”