Carson Wentz supposedly wants out, Jalen Hurts has only started four games and the Eagles have the sixth overall selection in this year’s draft.
With Eagles trainer Doug Pederson’s desire to evaluate the QB position each year, and General Manager Howie Roseman’s firm belief in creating a « QB Factory », the team is ready to return to the April Immerse yourself in the potential pool.
But after everything that’s happened to Wentz, should Pederson make another attempt to form a first-round QB?
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Honestly, the Eagles would look foolish to pick another first round QB after Wentz went back under Pederson’s lead, and Hurts couldn’t part enough to force the Eagles to get him « the guy » on the track to anoint.
Pederson is being held for another season, according to multiple reports. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Roseman is also safe. But if owner Jeffrey Lurie is to stick to the status quo, he should force Pederson and Roseman to work with what they have in the position.
The Eagles have invested heavily in Wentz twice. You just picked hurts in the second round of the April draft. If Pederson and Roseman are part of the solution, they should be able to get things working with one of these callers.
Lurie can’t let Pederson grab another Premium QB when he’s likely to face a do-or-die campaign next season. Same goes for Roseman. Both deserve the blame for the current lack of clarity in the position and shouldn’t be allowed to tarnish the waters with the team’s highest selection in six years.
While a talented potential franchise QB like BYU’s Zach Wilson or Ohio State’s Justin Fields could slip into the Eagles’ pick, the team should try to make those choices for a boatload of compensation to build Wentz – if the relationship is salvageable is – or hurts – if they see him as the future franchise guy.
The Eagles have a ton of immediate needs and adding premium talent to the supporting cast is paramount. Instead of creating more drama in the QB room, the Eagles should do whatever it takes to prop up the position.
While Wilson or Fields might be tempting, using a different high pick on a QB would be counterproductive for everything the Eagles have done for the past three years. They signed a four-year contract extension for $ 128 million with Wentz in 2019. They then designed Hurts in the second round of last year’s design to serve as Wentz’s high-priced insurance company.
Why go back to the well a third time? Either Wentz is the guy or Hurts is competing to replace him. Picking another top prospect for this position will force both Wentz and Hurts out of the picture, or at least should, given the investment.
Pederson and Roseman failed to make the most of the two investments they currently have on the roster. There is little point in entrusting them one more spin of the wheel, especially when the HC-GM tandem is set for an annual assessment.
Lurie can’t let the duo develop another QB without finding out if they can create a long-term option between Hurts and Wentz. If they really are the right men for the job, they should be able to overcome this season’s struggles and find a way to improve one of their internal options.
Because if they fail again, they will be unemployed and the Eagles will face another dilemma at QB. The new HC-GM pair might not want Wilson or Fields, and then the Eagles will be in the same boat as this off-season.
Bottom line: If Lurie is right about Roseman and Pederson, he shouldn’t give them another try at developing a top notch QB.
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