By Julie Glass
Eagles Nation was taken aback by the team’s decision to burn a second-round pick on a backup quarterback.
Philly’s ill mood was hatched in Round 1, when primo pass catcher CeeDee Lamb fell to rival Dallas as Jerry Jones chuckled the night away from his party yacht.
The Eagles grabbed a first-round wideout of their own in Jalen Reagor, but threw the Nation for a loop with QB Jalen Hurts at pick No. 53.
Why take a quarterback when the mission at hand was to find weapons for Carson Wentz?
Eagles fans might start to fall for the dual-threat passer if and when coach Doug Pederson decides to sprinkle Hurts into the offense.
Doses of gadget wizardry don’t justify a second-round pick, but finding a QB2 with upside should mean more to Eagles fans than just about any people group on terra firma. Beyond the immediate outrage, Hurts has the skills to change minds — and moods.