Alabama in the Pros

Eagles name Jalen Hurts a team captain for 2021 season

Jalen Hurts about to get work in during training camp for Eagles
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Jalen Hurts carries a lot on his shoulders; however, he wants the pressure.

He fought to win the starting quarterback job for the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was awarded the position in training camp.

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Hurts has his teammates following him, and Eagle fans are excited to see what happens this season. Before he opens the campaign against the Atlanta Falcons, Hurts was named a team captain by the coaching staff. The native Texan has earned this opportunity to lead his guys to new heights. With the Eagles drafting DeVonta Smith and Landon Dickerson, it has options at wide receiver and on the offensive line to grow with Hurts. Nick Sirianni loves the work ethic of his quarterback and Hurts lives in a winnable division. He’s heard the offseason criticism, but the 2017 national champion is about showing people he fits the NFL.

Alabama football has three starting quarterbacks in the pros, and Tide fans look forward to watching Hurts.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “watch” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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