Alabama Football: 3 reasons the Eagles should start Jalen Hurts

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Alabama football might have two starting quarterbacks in the NFL soon.

Tua Tagovailoa is the first quarterback of Saban’s tenure with Alabama football to be drafted in the first round. The next day, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts in the second round. At the time, this move doesn’t make sense. Carson Wentz is on a big contract, and there was no reason to believe that Hurts would take his job and contribute early.

However, the Eagles have struggled all season. Wentz isn’t the only thing that isn’t working in Philly, but he certainly hasn’t helped. He holds onto the football too long, and his turnovers have kept the Eagles from taking over the weakest division in the NFL.

The fact that Hurts wasn’t getting many reps made us believe that he deserved better than what the Eagles had to offer him. However, he finally got a chance to play against the Green Bay Packers. He wasn’t perfect, but he almost led a comeback against one of the best teams in the NFC.

The Eagles now have a tough decision to make. From trade assets to a pricy contract, Philly has invested a lot in Carson Wentz. However, it simply is not working. Jalen Hurts has shown potential, but he is no guarantee either. Should they start Jalen Hurts over Carson Wentz?

Alabama football fans might be biased, but they believe that Hurts should win the starting job. However, they have reasons besides the fact that they want to see Jalen succeed. Here are three reasons why Philly should make the switch at quarterback.