Report: Jalen Hurts having ankle surgery Wednesday

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Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts dealt with an ankle injury in the second half of the regular season and his offseason will include some rehab related to that injury.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Hurts will be having surgery on his ankle on Wednesday. He is expected to be ready to go in time to take part in organized team activities and the rest of the team’s offseason program.

Hurts missed one game because of the injury — Gardner Minshew quarterbacked the Eagles to a win over the Jets — but returned to start three more regular season games and the team’s playoff loss to the Buccaneers. He was less effective as a runner in those games than he’d been earlier in the season, but the Eagles won all three of the regular season contests in order to book their playoff berth.

For the season, Hurts completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,144 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions while also running for 784 yards and 10 touchdowns. General Manager Howie Roseman said after the loss to Tampa that Hurts heads into next season as the team’s starter.

4 responses to “Report: Jalen Hurts having ankle surgery Wednesday

  1. I don’t think Hurts is accurate enough or a good enough passer overall to ever be anything more than a high end 2 or low end #1 starting QB. I could be wrong though, Hurts is young so maybe Hurts can improve as an overall passer and improve his accuracy however that is super rare and almost never happens, guys usually struggle to improve their accuracy at the NFL Level.

  2. For everyone saying Hurts isn’t the answer for the Eagles at QB, WE DON”T KNOW! What I do know is that he will do everything and more to make himself better at QB, and then we will know rather than speculate. I can name a couple of 3rd and 6th round QBs that won Super Bowls…

  3. I don’t get why so many people hate Jalen Hurts and won’t give him a chance to develop. Allen from Buffalo wasn’t very good at first either but they gave him time to develop and got him better weapons.Remember this was his first year as a starter and he has never been in the same offense for 2 years stright since high school.

  4. People don’t hate Hurts, they just put him in the same category as RG3, Vince Young, Lamar Jax, Kyler Murray etc. Guys who are great w/ their legs but maybe don’t have the arm strength/accuracy of other QBs. Or..just don’t know when to be more selective when tucking the ball in for a run. Hurts is a good athlete but nobody is hating on him by saying he needs to clean up his accuracy.

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