To view Jalen Hurts as the Eagles’ likely quarterback of the future would be a mistake. The most likely scenario is that Hurts is not the long-term answer. That’s not me being harsh and counting a guy out before he even starts a game. That’s just what history tells us. From 2008 to 2017 (I’m using this range so that we get at least three full years of each player), 24 quarterbacks were taken on Day 2 of the draft. Among that group, six became starters: Russell Wilson, Derek Carr, Colin Kaepernick, Nick Foles, Andy Dalton and Jimmy Garoppolo. This is not complex math, but we can say that the chances based on that sample of finding a starter in the second or third round is roughly 25 percent.
The story went on to say the one thing the Eagles cannot do is convince themselves that Hurts is the guy after a four-game sample. The goal should just be information gathering. It’s possible they learn that the offensive system and surrounding talent aren’t the problem, and the issues were even more Wentz-related than suspected. It’s also possible they discover the offensive system and surrounding talent are the problem, and it doesn’t really matter who’s playing quarterback, the story all said. The author said given that Hurts had a shortened offseason and no preseason, he would expect that we’d see a heavy QB-inclusive run game and a simplified passing game in which he’s encouraged to take off if he doesn’t like what he sees - for those interested in plugging in Hurts for Week 14.
The NFL announced Thursday 11 teams have committed to attend Colin Kaepernick’s private workout in Atlanta on Saturday and more teams are expected to also commit by Saturday.
The teams that have already committed are the Cardinals, Falcons, Browns, Broncos, Lions, Dolphins, Patriots, Giants, Jets, Buccaneers and Redskins. The league also announced former NFL head coach Hue Jackson will lead the drills and former head coach Joe Philbin will also be in attendance. There has been some questioning of the workout with the league but it is interesting that one-third of the league has already committed and more are expected. How much will come out of this is yet to be determined and nothing may happen until 2020 but it’s still an interesting development to watch unfold. We’ll see if any more teams commit before Saturday.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Colin Kaepernick will hold a private workout in Atlanta. The Saturday session will include on-field work and an interview. All clubs have been invited to attend the workout, and video of the workout and the interview will be made available to all teams.
Kaepernick has been unemployed since March of 2017 and is now 32. Schefter said the NFL arranged the workout and Kaepernick's agents have said he wants to return to the NFL.
Nov 07, 2017 · 8:13 PM EST
The Houston Texans are lacking a starting-caliber quarterback after losing rookie sensation Deshaun Watson to a torn ACL. So on Tuesday, they brought in a free agent to bolster a quarterback room that is currently spearheaded by Tom Savage.