The Eagles rookies are now in the practice phase of training camp, and second-round draft pick, QB Jalen Hurts, spoke to the media on Tuesday about his role, teammates and virtual offseason.
He noted that the biggest thing for him was just getting to the facility and seeing the mentality of the coaches and staff as they prepare for the season, and the approach for the team as a whole.
Hurts wouldn’t address his specific role in the offense, but emphasized that he’s “trying to improve everyday” and he’s played quarterback his whole life and he in Philly to grow at that position. He also worked out with QB guru Quincy Avery this offseason, and Hurts said that when you want to achieve something and have goals, you have to put that work in — which is something he did this offseason even in the unique pandemic climate.
Hurts was asked about the Eagles’ scheme, and he noted, “They’ve had a lot of success over the years in doing what they’ve done. It compares well to some of the things I’ve done in college — at Alabama and Oklahoma”.
The QB has been enjoying sitting in meetings with Carson Wentz and hearing him speak and seeing how the franchise quarterback sees the game. Hurts just wants to learn and soak it all in, and said they have a great guys in the room.