Competition for Jalen Hurts? Philadelphia Eagles acquire a new quarterback


The Philadelphia Eagles don’t want to run out of options in the NFL season if Jalen Hurts doesn’t give up and they bring in a backup who can compete for the starting job.

Gardner Minshew arrives in Philadelphia to compete with Jalen Hurts. (Photo: Getty Images)


Gardner Minshew arrives in Philadelphia to compete with Jalen Hurts. (Photo: Getty Images)

A little less than two weeks to start a new season in the NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, decided not to let Jalen hurts comfortable start and traded for a quarterback to put pressure on the second-year QB.

In this way, the franchise announced that it traded for the player of Jacksonville Jaguars, Gardner Minshew. The trade was made in exchange for a conditional sixth round of Draft and reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that if Minshew plays 50% of snaps in three matches, that pick would be a fifth round instead.

The arrival of Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 overall draft pick the Jaguars made the second quarterback expendable, so the franchise began putting him up for sale. This Wednesday, the Florida team had already announced that the former Clemson would be the starter at the beginning of the season.

The fight for the starting QB spot in the Philadelphia Eagles

Thus, Jalen Hurts will start under center after the departure of Carson wentz to Indianapolis Colts and the other two QBs of the team, the recently acquired and the veteran Joe flaccoThey will be the ones who will compete for the position of first substitute.

The Jaugars selected the moustached Minshew in the sixth round of the 2019 Draft and in his rookie season he started 12 games after Nick foles will be injured at the beginning of the year. The 25-year-old had a solid campaign with 3,271 yards, 21 touchdowns and only six interceptions. His big problem was consistency and that his level was not good enough to win games.

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