The Philadelphia Eagles are coming into the 2021 season with a brand new No. 1 quarterback, and he has modified his jersey quantity to mirror that. On Friday, the Eagles introduced new numbers for a few of their new offseason additions together with present gamers, and amongst them was quarterback Jalen Hurts altering his jersey quantity from No. 2 to No. 1.
This isn’t the primary time Hurts has gone from No. 2 to No. 1. When he transferred from the College of Alabama to Oklahoma forward of the 2019 season, he ditched his No. 2 jersey for No. 1. Hurts was drafted by the Eagles within the second spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft, however was unable to put on No. 1 since punter Cameron Johnston held the quantity. Johnston signed with the Houston Texans this offseason, so Hurts had an opportunity to leap on the jersey quantity he desired.
Hurts performed in 15 video games throughout his rookie season with 4 begins. He accomplished 52 p.c of his passes for 1,061 yards, six touchdowns and 4 interceptions whereas going 1-3 because the starter. He additionally rushed for 354 yards and three touchdowns, turning into the solely quarterback since 1950 to throw for over 800 yards and rush for over 200 yards in his first three begins.
Former Eagles starter Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in February — Wentz then switched his jersey to No. 2, since Michael Pittman already had No. 11 with the Colts — and with the Eagles having traded down from the No. 6 total decide to the No. 12 decide, it has turn into considerably official that Hurts shall be Philly’s beginning quarterback to kick off the 2021 NFL season. Whereas the Eagles have not made any official assertion on the matter, Hurts definitely has together with his new jersey quantity.