Jalen Hurts, DeSean Jackson working out together in Florida

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When the Eagles drafted quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round this April, head coach Doug Pederson said that the team was “going to explore” ways that he could help the team early in his career.

With Carson Wentz on hand, that led to thoughts of a Taysom Hill-type role for Hurts in Philadelphia, although any plans are likely to be impacted by the lack of on-field work this spring. One way to help overcome that is by getting in some work with his new teammates on his own in order to develop some chemistry ahead of training camp.

That might not meet the approval of the NFLPA, but Hurts has been doing exactly that in Florida. He posted pictures to his Instagram story of a recent workout with wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Jackson is making a return from core muscle surgery that limited him to three games in his return to the Eagles in 2019. He declared himself ready to go early in the offseason and now he’s helping to make sure that Hurts is able to hit the ground running as well.

7 responses to “Jalen Hurts, DeSean Jackson working out together in Florida

  1. I believe that if he gets the chance to play for an extended period – and in particular, after his rookie year – Jalen Hurts will prove a lot of the naysayers in Philly wrong.

  2. Every time i hear DJax played 3 games in 2019 i want to throw up. He played one game and then played 14 snaps the rest of the year (totaling 1 catch for 5 yards).

    He missed almost 15 complete regular season games. He was on social media more than he was on the field, with an injury with a 6 week recovery time.

    He might as well help out Hurts now since he will be on IR by week 4.

  3. I’d much rather see Hurts working with Wentz and DJax working with Raegar… Seems kinda pointless to have 2 guys who won’t be on the field 1/2 the time training together…

  4. Admittedly I questioned the decision to draft Jalen Hurts due to the teams needs, however I do believe he was the best player available and I also believe he has something to legitimately contribute to the future success of the Philadelphia Eagles in some capacity.

  5. Hurts will replace Wentz sooner than later. Hurts is more durable, better athlete, takes better care of the football than Wentz. They are about even as passers but Hurts brings more to the table.

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