Jalen Hurts

Philadelphia Eagles
Quarterback #1
Philadelphia Eagles
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Gets vote of confidence from GM

Eagles GM Howie Roseman said Hurts (ankle) has shown enough to keep his job as the starting quarterback, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Eagles have the requisite cap space and draft picks to pursue an upgrade, but Roseman said his plan for the offseason is to build around Hurts, who went 8-7-0 as a starter in 2021 and finished the regular season with 3,144 passing yards, 784 rushing yards, 26 total touchdowns and 11 turnovers. While he placed just 26th among 31 qualified passers in completion percentage (61.3), Hurts was above-average at avoiding sacks and turnovers, in addition to leading all QBs in rushing yards and rushing TDs (10). That's solid work for an age-23 season, especially given that Hurts has been stuck with a different coaching staff four straight years dating back to college. He'll now have continuity with HC Nick Sirianni and OC Shane Steichen, as well as WR DeVonta Smith and TE Dallas Goedert. First, Hurts figures to take some time to rest and recover, hoping to avoid offseason surgery on the ankle he initially injured in late November.

Jan 19, 2022 8:34 AM EST


In walking boot after Sunday's loss

Following Sunday's playoff loss to the Buccaneers, Hurts sported a walking boot that he hinted was related to the ankle injury he sustained in Week 12, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Hurts also noted that he hopes he doesn't need surgery, but evidently that possibility could potentially be on the table as the Eagles head into their offseason. Either way, the 2020 second-rounder has plenty of time to heal up before Philadelphia re-takes the field. However it remains to be seen what, if any, QB competition is added in the coming months by the franchise, which holds three first-round draft choices in 2022.

Jan 16, 2022 2:30 PM EST



Produces late

Hurts competed 23 of 43 passes for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 31-15 wild-card round loss to Tampa Bay. He added eight rushes for 39 yards.

Analysis: Hurts and the entire Philadelphia offense struggled mightily for the majority of the game, as he picked up 107 passing yards and his lone touchdown in the final quarter that began with the team down 31-0. Otherwise, Hurts put together an uninspiring performance that was largely dominated by wayward and mistimed throws. He was even stymied on the ground and held below 40 rushing yards for the third time in his last four starts. Though Hurts managed to lead the Eagles into the postseason, his performance in Sunday's loss could call his long-term future as the starting quarterback into question -- particularly given that the team has three first-round picks.

Jan 16, 2022 1:46 PM EST


Another full practice Wednesday

Hurts (ankle) was a full participant at Wednesday's walkthrough.

Analysis: While it wasn't a full practice session, Hurts still has managed to be listing as full on a second consecutive injury report dating back to last week. The Eagles opted to keep the second-year pro on the sideline this past Saturday versus the Cowboys, allowing Gardner Minshew (19-for-33 passing for 186 yards, two touchdowns and one interception) a spot start under center. With Hurts continuing to demonstrate the health of the ankle injury that has lingered since Week 12, he's slated to lead the offense again for Sunday's postseason opener in Tampa Bay.

Jan 12, 2022 2:35 PM EST


Sitting out in Week 18

Hurts (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Saturday against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Hurts tended to a lingering ankle injury during Week 18 prep, but he managed a full practice Thursday and entered the weekend with no designation. Still, the Eagles are opting to give him a respite before the wild-card round of the playoffs. With Hurts in street clothes, Gardner Minshew will direct Philadelphia's offense in the regular-season finale.

Jan 8, 2022 3:49 PM EST



Could yield snaps to Minshew in Week 18

Though Hurts does not carry a Week 18 injury designation, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network expects backup QB Gardner Minshew to see an increased role Saturday night against the Cowboys.

Analysis: With multiple key players sidelined due to injury or their placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list and the Eagles not having a lot to gain in terms of playing seeding, Hurts is among the players the team could choose to rest or limit versus Dallas. With that in mind, Hurts is a risky fantasy lineup option Saturday, while Minshew seems likely to see added snaps in Philadelphia's regular-season finale.

Jan 8, 2022 1:33 PM EST


Clear for Saturday's game

Hurts (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's game versus the Cowboys.

Analysis: After opening Week 18 prep with back-to-back limited sessions, Hurts bumped up to all activity at Thursday's practice, setting the stage for him to be available this weekend. Coach Nick Sirianni acknowledged Thursday that Hurts still is dealing with the sprained ankle he picked up Week 12 at the Giants and forced him to sit out Week 13 at the Jets, per Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal. Since the Eagles' Week 14 bye, Hurts has suited up in three straight games, averaging 236 yards on 66.7 percent passing, tossing three touchdowns versus one interception and taking 17 carries for 89 yards and two more scores.

Jan 6, 2022 1:23 PM EST


Limited again Wednesday

Hurts (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Analysis: The Eagles continue to manage Hurts' practice reps due to the ankle sprain that sidelined him Week 13. In three ensuing victories, he's completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 709 yards, three touchdowns and one interception while taking 17 carries for 89 yards and two more scores. Hurts' status for Saturday's game against the Cowboys may receive some clarity upon the release of Thursday's injury report.

Jan 5, 2022 12:22 PM EST


Limited in first Week 18 practice

The Eagles listed Hurts (ankle) as a limited participant in Tuesday's walk-through practice.

Analysis: Hurts was sidelined for the Eagles' Week 13 win over the Jets with a sprained ankle, but he returned to the lineup following the team's Week 14 bye and has directed the offense in three straight victories. Though Hurts has dialed back his involvement on the ground to some degree over the past three weeks, the Eagles didn't provide any indication he aggravated the ankle injury coming out of Sunday's win over Washington. As such, Hurts is likely just getting some extra maintenance to begin the week as the Eagles face a quick turnaround for the regular-season finale with a matchup Saturday versus the Cowboys.

Jan 4, 2022 3:28 PM EST


Can't find end zone

Hurts completed 17 of 26 pass attempts for 214 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 20-16 win over Washington. He added seven rushes for 44 yards.

Analysis: Hurts moved Philadelphia's offense effectively as he averaged 8.2 yards per attempt and connected on deep passes to both DeVonta Smith and Greg Ward. However, his fantasy performance was less inspiring, as he ran for under 50 yards for the third consecutive game. He also couldn't find the end zone either through the air or on the ground with Boston Scott instead tallying two touchdowns. Hurts has showed improvement as a passer late in the season, though Philadelphia's emphasis on running the ball diminishes his potential to produce barring his own rushing production.

Jan 2, 2022 3:37 PM EST


Good to go

Hurts (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday and Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Washington.

Analysis: Hurts has scaled back his practice workload since returning from the ankle injury, but that hasn't stopped him from scoring five total TDs in back-to-back wins, including a 27-17 victory over Washington in Week 15. He'll be on the a road for a rematch two weeks later, with Philadelphia again having the advantage in terms of injury/COVID absences, though not quite to the same extent as last time.

Dec 31, 2021 12:06 PM EST


Logs full practice Thursday

Hurts (ankle) is trending toward approaching Sunday's game against Washington minus a Week 17 injury designation after practicing fully Thursday.

Analysis: With the full session, Hurts is ahead of where he was last week when he logged a limited practice on Thursday. In the Eagles' Week 16 win over the Giants, Hurts rushed just twice for seven yards, but it's plausible that as he distances himself from the ankle sprain he suffered in Week 12, the QB could log more attempts this weekend, with Philadelphia's top two backs, Miles Sanders (hand) and Jordan Howard (stinger), both banged up.

Dec 30, 2021 3:26 PM EST


Full practice Thursday

Hurts (ankle) practiced in Jenna Laine of ESPN.com Thursday.

Analysis: Hurts got in his first uncapped session one day earlier than he did last week, paving the way for him to be under center for the Eagles on Sunday at Washington. When he faced the Football Team two weeks ago, he completed 20 of 26 passes for 296 yards, one touchdown and one interception while turning eight carries into 38 yards and two more scores in the 27-17 win.

Dec 30, 2021 1:08 PM EST


Limited in practice

Hurts (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: The ankle injury from November continues to limit Hurts' participation in practice, even after he started and finished back-to-back games without incident. He's thrown for three TDs and run for two more in two games since returning form the injury, and he'll now face a Washington defense that's been beat up on for most of the season. Hurts himself just hit Washington for 337 total yards and three TDs in the 27-17 victory Week 15.

Dec 29, 2021 1:16 PM EST


Pair of scoring tosses in win

Hurts completed 17 of 29 passes for 199 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Eagles' 34-10 win over the Giants on Sunday. He also rushed twice for seven yards and committed a fumble recovered by the offense.

Analysis: Hurts' day -- and by extension, that of the entire Eagles offense -- began slowly in the first half before Philadelphia came alive on that side of the ball with some help from its defense over the final two quarters. Hurts did his part with a pair of scoring tosses to DeVonta Smith and offensive lineman Lane Johnson in the third and fourth quarter, respectively, his first multi-touchdown effort through the air since Week 10. Hurts was also very subdued on the ground while amassing his fewest rushing yards on the season by far, but he retains plenty of upside in that department heading into a Week 17 road battle at Washington that could be critical to both teams' playoff hopes.

Dec 26, 2021 1:27 PM EST


Ready for Week 16

Hurts (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Giants.

Analysis: After kicking off the week with back-to-back limited listings on Eagles injury reports, Hurts capped it with a full practice Friday, clearing him to play Sunday. He's coming off a three-touchdown effort that included 296 yards passing and 38 more yards on the ground Tuesday against Washington. Hurts will aim to do something similar against the Giants' 19th-ranked pass defense.

Dec 24, 2021 12:34 PM EST


Limited at Thursday's walkthrough

Hurts (ankle) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice report.

Analysis: After the Eagles didn't hold a practice Wednesday, they returned to the field Thursday in a walkthrough setting. Hurts was 'limited' both days as he continues his recovery from a high left ankle sprain. He was able to gut it out and produce Tuesday versus Washington, completing 20 of 26 passes for 296 yards, running for 38 yards on eight carries and scoring three total TDs (one passing, two rushing). Friday's injury report will clarify whether Hurts enters the weekend with a game-day designation.

Dec 23, 2021 1:39 PM EST


Limited on practice estimate

Hurts (ankle) was limited on Wednesday's estimated practice report.

Analysis: After missing one game and benefiting from the Eagles' late bye, Hurts returned to action Tuesday against Washington and turned in one of his more productive performances of the season. Overall, he completed 20 of 26 passes for 296 yards, one touchdown and one interception and compiled eight carries for 38 yards and two more scores in the 27-17 victory. It's no surprise Hurts' practice reps are being managed this week less than a month removed from sustaining a high left ankle sprain, and he'll have two more practices before Philadelphia potentially tags him with a designation for Sunday's contest versus the Giants.

Dec 22, 2021 1:16 PM EST


Stellar showing in win

Hurts completed 20 of 26 passes for 296 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Eagles' 27-17 win over Washington on Tuesday night. He also rushed eight times for 38 yards and two more scores while committing two fumbles, losing one.

Analysis: The issues with ball security notwithstanding, Hurts turned in an excellent all-around effort at a critical juncture in the fantasy calendar. The second-year signal-caller's first two scores of the night came on his own one-yard sneaks in the second and third quarters, respectively, and he created some valuable breathing room for Washington with a 19-yard touchdown toss to Greg Ward that would serve as the final points of the night. The yardage tally was Hurts' best since way back in Week 4 against the Chiefs, and the pair of rushing scores give him five over the last three games. With his five-game streak of sub-200-yard tallies snapped, Hurts heads into a Week 16 battle against the spiraling Giants with plenty of momentum.

Dec 21, 2021 7:21 PM EST


Cleared for Week 15

Hurts (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Tuesday's game against Washington.

Analysis: After turning in full practices Friday, Sunday and Monday, Hurts has seemingly proven to the Philadelphia coaching and training staffs that his sprained left ankle is no longer a concern. Though he sat out the Eagles' Week 13 win over the Jets with the injury, Hurts received some added time to heal up thanks to a Week 14 bye along with the NFL's decision to push the Week 15 matchup with the Football Team back two days due to COVID-19 concerns within the Washington organization. According to Chris Franklin of The Newark Star-Ledger, Hurts is in line to start Tuesday's game, even after Gardner Minshew turned in a strong outing in place of Hurts back in Week 15.

Dec 20, 2021 2:48 PM EST


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