When some people watched Jalen Hurts struggle in the Eagles’ 31-15 loss to the Buccaneers in the wild card round, they were ready to throw the towel in on the 23-year-old quarterback.
Not Donovan McNabb.
“I just saw a guy who’s kind of getting his feet wet in that situation,” McNabb said this week to WIP. “It’s a lot tougher than you expect.”
The Eagles legend was a weekly guest on the Jon Marks & Ike Reese show on 94WIP all season and this week voiced his confidence in Hurts going forward.
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Hurts had some ups and downs in his first full season as a starter. In 15 games, Hurts had an 8-7 record, completed 61.3% of his passes for 3,144 yards with 16 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He also had 784 yards on the ground with 10 more touchdowns.
It wasn’t a great season. It wasn’t awful either. It just ended on an incredibly sour note that has many fans wondering if he can be the guy.
And McNabb knows there’s going to be a lot of speculation about the Eagles’ finding a way to bring in another QB. He just doesn’t think that should happen.
“No, you have your quarterback,” McNabb said. “You just have to continue to stay patient with him and allow him to get comfortable knowing what the situation is. I guarantee next year, it’ll…