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Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

Date of Birth:  08/07/1998
Age:  24
Height  6'1"
Weight:   222
College:  Oklahoma
Drafted:  2020 | Round 2 | Pick 53
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB


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Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

Jalen Hurts is undergoing ankle surgery.

Hurts' ankle injury is worse than he let on after missing just one game and playing through it late in the season and into the playoffs, which isn't surprising coming from a very tough player and great leader. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Hurts is expected to be ready for the start of offseason training, which is good to hear. The former second-round pick will look to build off a strong 2021—totaling 26 touchdowns (ten rushing)—as he heads into his third year in the league.

Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

Jalen Hurts is officially inactive for Week 18.

After clinching a playoff spot last week, the Eagles are opting to rest Hurts tonight against the Cowboys. This ends Hurts' regular season with a 61.3% completion percentage, 3,144 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, 13 interceptions, 139 carries, 784 rushing yards, and ten rushing touchdowns in 15 games.From a fantasy perspective, Hurts was obviously excellent this season. And in real life—playing behind an elite offensive line—he showed promise and progress as a passer for what could essentially be termed his "rookie" season. Hurts will now look to play well in his first NFL playoff appearance starting next week.

Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

Jalen Hurts is off the Week 15 injury report.

The matchup with Washington getting postponed to Tuesday gave Hurts, who was originally going to be listed as questionable with the expectation of playing, to heal up from his high-ankle sprain. The second-year quarterback might be a little rusty after missing a game and then having the bye week, but he's obviously a QB1 option for the fantasy playoffs.

Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

Jalen Hurts (ankle) will be questionable for Week 15.

Hurts practiced fully today, so we'd think he'll be good to go for Sunday against Washington. However, the Eagles seem like they want to see more of Gardner Minshew, so we'll see what happens. Overall, we'd say it'll be difficult for Philadelphia to keep Hurts from playing in Week 15, but his status will be official on Sunday morning.

Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

Jalen Hurts (ankle) will not start in Week 13, according to multiple reports.

Derrick Gunn reported the news first that Gardner Minshew will start tomorrow against the Jets while Jalen Hurts deals with his ankle injury. The expectation had been that Hurts would be starting despite the ankle, and we'd say he certainly wants to and probably isn't happy about being held out. It's also odd that the decision has apparently been made tonight. We'll let you know if anything changes, but it looks like Hurts will be out for tomorrow, with Philadelphia perhaps having an eye on the Week 14 bye to give him time to get healthy.

Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

The Eagles are starting Jalen Hurts at quarterback.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson basically had no choice but to make this move after Carson Wentz struggled all season and the offense looked totally different (i.e. much better) when Hurts took over against the Packers in Week 13. This could just be a one-game benching depending on how Hurts plays—and keep in mind that Hurts will be facing arguably the league's best defense in the Saints—but we anticipate the rookie will be the guy for the rest of the season. If Hurts is available in your league, he's certainly worth an add thanks to his dual threat ability; he might be difficult to trust in a tough matchup in his first career start, though.

Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

Jalen Hurts has been taking first-team reps in practice, according to multiple reports.

Carson Wentz remains the starter in Philadelphia, but head coach Doug Pederson was shaky in this week's press conferences when pushed about a change potentially being made (in-game or otherwise), and Hurts getting reps with the starters—which takes them away from Wentz—is certainly notable. At 3-6-1 and with a very difficult upcoming schedule, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Eagles turn to Hurts as the starter if he shows well in limited action. This news should knock down Wentz a bit in the QB2 rankings, and Hurts is worth picking up in superflex leagues if still available.

Jalen Hurts | Eagles QB

The Eagles have selected Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts with the No. 53 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

This qualifies as a huge stunner on Day 2 of the draft, as the Eagles are all-in on Carson Wentz as their franchise quarterback—but they likely view Hurts as a player that can play a Taysom Hill type of role, and the franchise has preached the importance of having multiple quarterbacks for years now. We viewed Hurts as a first-round prospect in large part due to his character and mobility, but he shouldn’t be discounted as a pure passer with very underrated natural accuracy/touch. Of course, the athleticism and ability as a runner is what fantasy owners will be sold on, and Hurts lands in a great spot to develop with Philadelphia. If/when he eventually gets a chance to start, Hurts will have QB1 upside whether with the Eagles or with another team at some point down the line. You can read our full scouting report on the former Oklahoma and Alabama quarterback in the link below.