The Philadelphia Eagles shut down all the outside noise about their quarterback situation.
Some speculated they would rush to take another QB in the 2022 NFL Draft, yet they traded for A.J. Brown to give Jalen Hurts another elite weapon.
Hurts paid that confidence back by having an MVP-caliber season, being perhaps the most improved player in the league as a whole, and proving to be a legit star in the making.
So, there’s been plenty of talk about Hurts’ impending contract extension, with the Eagles reportedly eager to make it happen as soon as possible, regardless of how much money it’ll cost.
That’s why NFL analyst Colin Cowherd wants the team to think twice instead of rushing, as we’ve seen this situation way too many times already.
Cowherd compared Hurts’ great season with Dak Prescott’s rookie year, citing that Prescott has only gotten worse every year, especially after signing that big deal.
"I like Jalen Hurts… Let's get more data."
— @ColinCowherd explains why there's no rush to for the Eagles to pay their QB pic.twitter.com/rkkpYu18xt
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 11, 2023
He made a point out of teams needing to get more data from the players before “giving them the bag”, regardless of if they had an outstanding season.
Even so, there’s simply no chance that GM Howie Roseman and the Eagles are going to play the waiting game with Hurts.
They appreciate him and value him too much to send that kind of message; that’s just not going to happen.
So, Eagles fans and the front office can only pray that last season wasn’t a fluke and hope that Hurts will only be as good— if not better— than he was in 2022.NEXT: Jason Kelce Admits 1 Factor Played A Role In His Return