For the first time since shortly after the end of the 2021 season, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni and executive vice president/general manager Howie Roseman spoke to the media about the team’s future.
Many were interested in hearing from both men due to the seemingly endless rumors about the team quarterback and replacing him with a more high-profile veteran.
However, the two reiterated that Hurts was their man.
“There’s no question about it,” Roseman said. “I think when you talk about all the things that we talked about at the end of the season, nothing has changed. I think what has really changed for us is the opportunity to add.”
“We have to keep adding good players. We have to keep making sure we’re doing everything we can to maximize our players’ ability to be successful and certainly that starts at quarterback with Jalen.”
While Roseman has been supportive of Hurts, he was asked about the possibility of adding a quarterback in the draft or via trade, specifically Deshaun Watson.
“We have Jalen Hurts, who is a 23-year-old quarterback, who led his team to the playoffs, and he’s going to get better and better,” Roseman explained. “He’s going to do everything possible to improve, and we have to do our part for that.”
“He got us to the playoffs, and obviously we want to go further than that and we really believe that Jalen is a guy who can help us do that,” Sirianni added.
The odds of moving a veteran QB seem increasingly remote, but the rumors aren’t going away. Speaking on Wednesday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team had “no intention” of trading Russell Wilson. As for Watson, according to reports, the Texans “do not plan to lower their asking price, which has been five to seven actives, including three first-round picks.”
“As for players from different teams, regardless of their position, I don’t feel comfortable, I can’t talk about players from other teams,” Roseman said.
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