Hurts represents good value at No. 53 overall, but the Eagles are locked into quarterback Carson Wentz, having just handed him a four-year, $128 million extension in June.
Philadelphia values having a “second quarterback” – the organization doesn’t even like using the term “backup”, a philosophy that was validated when Nick Foles stepped in for an injured Wentz in 2017 and completed the Eagles’ Super Bowl run. Still, this pick is a bit of a shocker.
Hurts joins Wentz and Nate Sudfeld, who was recently re-signed to a one-year deal, in the QB room.
SOURCE: ESPN, Tim McManus