Try not to buy into the talk that the Eagles could take a quarterback with the sixth overall pick in the draft. They love to lob smoke bombs into the pre-draft theater, thinking they’re smarter than everybody.
Sometimes the smoke is so thick the Eagles confuse themselves.
Last year they were supposed to take Pro Bowl rookie receiver Justin Jefferson off the board in the first round. At the last second Howie Roseman rolled with Jalen Reagor, the virtual war room went quiet and everybody but the general manager wondered if they’d been hacked by the Russians.
Jalen Hurts is the Eagles’ guy at quarterback, at least for this season. He’s already taking control of voluntary offseason workouts with Reagor and the rest of the receivers. The alleged interest the Eagles are showing in draftable quarterbacks really is to see who the other teams like. There could be an opportunity to move back a few picks and refill the bucket of resources they lost getting Carson Wentz, who was shipped to the Indianapolis Colts for a third and a conditional second-round pick.
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni brought quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson in to develop Hurts, who fits the profile of the smart, mobile, physically gifted QB with which teams are winning. Hurts obviously hasn’t proven himself, recording a 1-3 record as the Eagles’ starter with a team that basically had checked out early last season.
But you’ve got to…