Eagles general manager Howie Roseman joined the 94.1 WIP Morning Show today to discuss, of course, the Birds.
Speaking about the Eagles’ quarterback situation, Roseman offered no regrets for drafting Jalen Hurts, specifically because of the way the team has relied so heavily on backup quarterbacks in recent years (thanks to NJ.com’s Michael Kaye for catching this comment):
“All of them,” not “every one.”*— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) September 8, 2021
The Eagles played in six playoff games during the Carson Wentz era, winning four. A backup quarterback (Nick Foles) started five of those games with another (Josh McCown) needing to play the majority of the one that Wentz did actually start.
This is about as blunt as Eagles fans have seen the organization be in the aftermath of Wentz leaving Philadelphia.
With the way Wentz’s seasons ended in 2017, 2018 and 2019, it was clear that the backup QB situation should remain a priority as long as Wentz was an Eagle. Selecting one in the second round with huge holes all over the roster was mind-blowing though. I’m sure Roseman didn’t expect (rather foolishly) that the addition of Hurts would fracture the organization’s relationship with Wentz, but here we are more than a year later with Hurts under center and Wentz in Indianapolis.