Alabama Football: How Eagles should support Jalen

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The former Alabama football QB needs help in Philly

Alabama football has three quarterbacks starting in the NFL, and all teams are making moves to support them this season. The Miami Dolphins invested in an offensive line and traded for the fastest player in football. The Patriots traded for a receiver, and they should be boosting the offense in the NFL Draft. The Eagles have made marginal moves to stay relevant, but the offensive side of the ball still has questions that must be answered.

To be fair, Philly has more draft capital than almost any team this year. They are saving cap space to pay for that class, so most moves will be made after the 2022 NFL Draft. Still, the Eagles need to prioritize supporting Jalen Hurts with their moves this offseason.

The Eagles overachieved last year. Many saw them as one of the worst teams in the NFL, but they made it to the NFL Playoffs. They now need to make moves to become a perennial NFC East contender. The NFC East is one of the most winnable divisions in football, but offensive help is a must for the Eagles.

So, what does Philly need to do to support Hurts? Adding a receiver is a must. The Eagles drafted Alabama football’s DeVonta Smith in the first round last year, and he was a great weapon. Still, he needs a running mate across the field to develop this offense.

In later rounds, the Eagles could also look at adding a running back. Hurts was the best run threat last year, and that is not sustainable.

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Offensive line depth is always useful, but it is not a major need for the Eagles. Right now, they should use one of their first two picks to add a weapon. They can add defensive talent as well, but one premiere pick has to be a receiver for Jalen Hurts to be fully supported.