Jalen Hurts, the Eagles' second-round pick in April's draft, threw for 32 touchdowns last season for Oklahoma and rushed for another 20 TDs, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He showed some of that dual-threat ability at training camp. His effectiveness was most felt in goal-line situations, particularly on zone read looks.
"We felt this week with him up, it could give us an opportunity to possibly use him in those situations that we did, and obviously he went in, executed them well," said Eagles coach Doug Pederson, "and it's a starting point as something we'll evaluate each week."
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The story said the natural next step is to get the ball in his hands, the story said. The two-QB look averaged six yards per play, even though Hurts was used as a decoy. The Eagles say they are looking into the wrinkle, but starting off 0-2 could mean we see more of Hurts sooner than later.