After dealing Carson Wentz, the Eagles are quite likely to debut Jalen Hurts as their starting quarterback in 2021. Even with the arrival of Joe Flacco, the Eagles are certain to choose a quarterback at some point during the draft. They could even trade up for someone like Justin Fields or Jonah Williams if they feel the need to start now instead of waiting until 2021.
In addition to drafting a quarterback next year, there's a chance the Eagles could also select one in 2020. If Nick Foles leaves after this season as expected, they'd be wise to bring in another veteran to help out while they search for his replacement. In fact, it's possible that they could have three starting quarterbacks on the roster next year.
For now, though, it's clear that the Eagles plan to roll with Jalen Hurts as their starter in 2021. He'll be a high pick due to the nature of his injury and the fact that he was able to play this season. It's also possible that another player falls to them in the draft, but it's more likely that they'll look to add a veteran presence to the mix as they try to find their next franchise quarterback.
The Philadelphia Eagles' current starting quarterback is Carson Wentz, but Nick Foles led them to victory in 2018. The Eagles were called after the Bald Eagle, a national emblem of the United States. Philadelphia had an important role in the early history of the United States. It was here that America's first government was formed, by the Continental Congress in 1787.
Wentz replaced Foles, who suffered a catastrophic knee injury in 2017 season finale vs. Dallas. He was voted out of Eagles' headquarters at Lincoln Financial Field before the start of 2018 training camp. Wentz signed a contract extension with the team before the start of 2019 training camp. He is expected to be the starter when the season starts in September.
Wentz has been praised for his leadership skills and ability to motivate teammates even under pressure. He has also been criticized for being too passive during games.
In Foles' absence, the Eagles turned to backup quarterback Nick Mullens, who had been with the team since 2016. In August 2018, it was reported that Mullens would be released by the team after they found another quarterback they liked more (Wentz) and decided not to bring him back.
Mullens started three games for the Eagles in 2018, winning one and losing two. He completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,007 yards with five touchdowns vs. seven interceptions.
Jalen Suffers Despite being one of two* quarterbacks on the roster, the Eagles, particularly head coach Nick Sirianni, have been reticent to anoint Jalen Hurts the starting quarterback for the 2021 season. First, it is possible that fellow 2020 draft pick Jonah Williams will emerge as a capable starter; second, Hurts has missed significant time due to injury. In fact, Hurts has never started a game for the Eagles and has only appeared in three career NFL games.
Despite these factors working against him, there is still hope that Hurts can lead the Eagles to success next year. His presence alone makes this team worth watching; moreover, he has shown enough ability to keep his job even when healthy. For example, despite having played just three games over the past two seasons, Hurts led the Eagles to a 3-0 start this year before suffering a shoulder injury. Even with Carson Wentz back under center, the Eagles are 5-7-1 since Hurts went down.
An important factor in determining who will win the starting job in 2021 is the health of other players at the position. If one of them goes down for an extended period of time, then the Eagles could turn to someone else besides Hurts. For example, if Wentz were to miss half of next season with an ACL tear, then someone would have to step up and lead the team.
Who will the Eagles choose with the first overall pick?
Philadelphia traded the 28th overall pick in 2009 (originally Carolina's first-round pick in 2009), its fourth-round pick in 2009, and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2010 to Cleveland in exchange for offensive lineman Jason Peters.
In the 2021 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles presently have 11 selections. Each of the transactions (and others) that affected the Eagles' draft selections will be tracked here. There have been five thus far: * Paraphrase formalized The Eagles sent their fourth-round pick to the Browns in exchange for DE Genard Avery.
AJ McCarron, quarterback The Falcons also signed backup quarterback AJ McCarron. Atlanta gets the backup quarterback slot before the second day of the 2021 NFL draft even begins. The team can still sign a free agent or two but they will not be able to trade or release anyone until after June 1, 2021.
McCarron spent all of 2020 with the Cincinnati Bengals, appearing in three games before suffering a knee injury that required surgery. He was released by the team following the season.
The 31-year-old has played in 79 career games over six seasons with the Buffalo Bills and Bengals, completing 606 of 1,064 passes for 7403 yards, 42 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions. He also ran for five scores.
In 2019, McCarron started two games for the Bengals before suffering a shoulder injury. He completed 25 of 39 passes for 312 yards with one touchdown against one interception. He also ran for 52 yards on nine attempts.
As a member of the Bills, McCarron appeared in 16 games in 2016 and 2017 before being released by the team. He finished those two seasons with the Bills as their starting quarterback, completing 154 of 251 passes for 1808 yards, 10 touchdowns, and three interceptions.
News and thoughts about the 2021 Eagles schedule: The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Super Bowl LV Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football in Week 6. The Eagles, together with the Seahawks, have an unblemished record on Thursday Night Football (5-0) since 2016. It's the first Super Bowl trip for both teams.
The game is scheduled to take place at Lincoln Financial Field on February 5, 2021. The kickoff time has not been announced yet. The previous five games have all ended between 0 and 24 hours after they were played on New Year's Day. There was no Sunday game in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic and there will be no game on January 1 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The NFL decided in 2009 that the championship game will be held on Thursday nights starting in 2010. This season's title game was played on January 12 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The halftime show featured Beyoncé.
The last time the Eagles went to a Super Bowl was 2016. They lost 33-32 to the New England Patriots. Running back LeSean McCoy had two touchdowns in that game. He's one of many famous players who have won a ring with the Eagles including Brian Westbrook, Reggie White, Eric Dickerson, Mike Quick, Randall Cunningham, and Donovan McNabb.