The Philadelphia Eagles are in a bit of a quandary at the quarterback spot as the 2021 season gets closer.
The team has a new coach in Nick Sirianni, who spent time as an OC of the Indianapolis Colts.
With that, it’s not a shock that Sirianni and the Eagles hope to have a new signal caller when the 2021 season starts.
The two options that the team has are second-year QB Jalen Hurts and veteran quarterback Joe Flacco.
For some time, many felt that the job belonged to Hurts and that Flacco was simply coming to Philadelphia to be the backup for the second-year QB.
Now that doesn’t appear to be the case, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that come training camp, the QB spot is up for grabs.
Eagles’ HC Nick Sirianni declined today to name Jalen Hurts his starting QB and instead said it will be an open competition.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2021
Hurts played his college ball at Alabama and Oklahoma and was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Flacco bounced around after playing with the Baltimore Ravens for a decade.
He spent a year in Denver and with the New York Jets. He then inked with the Eagles this offseason and now seems to be in the mix for the starting gig once again.
While Hurts is likely the favorite come opening day, the fact that Sirianni didn’t just hand him the job means that they do want to see him progress this offseason.