Zach Pascal: Jalen Hurts’ deep ball accuracy has been amazing

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The Eagles have done a lot to set up quarterback Jalen Hurts for success in his second full season as a starter.

Just looking at the receiving corps, after drafting DeVonta Smith last year, the club used its first-round pick to trade for A.J. Brown. And the team added former Colts receiver Zach Pascal, who’s familiar with head coach Nick Sirianni from their shared time in Indianapolis.

While Philadelphia became a playoff team on the strength of its run game last year, the passing game should evolve in 2022. To that point, Pascal said Hurts has been throwing an impressive deep ball.

“Since I got here, his deep ball accuracy has been amazing,” Pascal said, via John Clark of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. “A lot of his throws have been accurate. I’ve seen him getting better every day. And the work ethic he puts into that, it just trickles down to the whole team and everyone else putting in work.”

Hurts finished last season at 7.3 yards per attempt, which ranked middle of the pack among qualified passers. If Hurts can get some more deep completions with the revamped receiving corps, that number should go up in 2022.

7 responses to “Zach Pascal: Jalen Hurts’ deep ball accuracy has been amazing

  1. Yeah, right. At the slightest pressure, Jayleen will run. He is not a QB. The sooner the Philthy team realizes that he is not of pro caliber, the better off they’ll be. He fled Alabama because he wasn’t good enough to run that team and was replaced by Tua.

  2. It’s his third year. This is make or break for him. He doesn’t need to necessarily have the same kind of year as Josh Allen did in HIS 3rd year, but he needs to make a significant leap. He is from all reports a great kid and he has the skills but that leap to the processing the pro game is tough and a lot of guys who dominated in college just never make it. I’d love to see him put it all together even if it IS for the Iggles.

  3. Wait until it counts. Then back to the only seeing one side of the field and pulling the ball down and running after the first read. His issues do not show up in practice and he has been the same since college. He does not process or read defenses quick enough. And he is limited on using the whole field. Disagree or not but it is true and shown to be true every year since college.

  4. …… which therefore tells you the real truth is his deep ball accuracy has not in fact been amazing.

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