Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has revealed his first number in the NFL. The rookie took to twitter to announce that as he has throughout the majority of his career, he will don the #2.
I suppose this is kind of fitting given that he will be the QB2 behind Carson Wentz and was of course taken in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. But as shown in a very impressive hype video, Hurts will be able to return to the jersey number that has followed him throughout his career.
Previous Eagles to wear the #2 include Joe Pilconis, Mike Michel, Mike Horan, Dean Dorsey, Steve DeLine, and of course, David Akers.
The last quarterback to wear #2 was former fourth-round pick Matt Barkley, who is still with the Buffalo Bills.
Hurts’ best season was with Oklahoma in 2019. He threw for the highest amount of yards in his college career (3,851) with a 69% completion rate and his best touchdown to interception ratio (32:8). Hurts also ran for 1,298 yards, coming second in the Heisman race to Joe Burrow.
Much has been said of the decision to draft Hurts, but all of that speculation is beginning to turn into excitement about how the Eagles plan to use such a versatile and talented player.
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