NFL Rumors: Brewing ‘internal concerns’ over Jalen Hurts amid Eagles’ 3-game losing streak

Following their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl of the 2022 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles and Jalen Hurts have made a strong start to this season. They picked up consecutive wins until Week 12. However, the team’s journey following the week has been nothing but disappointing.

The Eagles, who were once undefeated, have lost three back-to-back games. They even went down to less promising teams like the Seattle Seahawks and lost their leading spot in the NFC West to the Dallas Cowboys. Amid this misfortune, Hurts has sustained another setback as there have been some internal concerns regarding his role in the Eagles team.

Eagles reportedly faces ‘internal concerns’ over Jalen Hurts

The Eagles’ distressing three-game losing streak has punctured their early 10-1 record and, more importantly, their confidence. A recent report from Jeff McLane showcases a fascinating facet as the organization searches for a more openly expressive Jalen Hurts within the locker room.

While acknowledging the quarterback’s exceptional talent, including his versatile skills in both passing and running, his strong work ethic, and his unwavering commitment to excellence, team sources have indicated a desire for him to exhibit greater openness and a more pronounced leadership presence within the locker room.

“Clearly, Hurts has so many of the intangibles to be an elite quarterback: passing and running abilities, a genuine work ethic, and a willingness to do everything it takes to be the best. But team sources said the Eagles want their franchise quarterback to open himself up a little more in the locker room,” the source said via Bleacher Report.

The reports say the Eagles’ desire for their QB to be more open doesn’t reflect discontent with his character off the field, as he is well-liked and respected by his teammates. There are no concerns about his behavior outside the game; instead, the franchise is seeking a balance where he remains authentic to himself while also embracing a more visible and involved leadership role.

Sources characterized the situation within the Eagles as somewhat lackluster despite their outstanding record and even labeled them as “the most miserable 10-1 team.” This reveals there might have been underlying concerns about the team’s dynamics and Jalen Hurts’ leadership style even during their winning streak.

Hurts has always been known for his composed and focused demeanor. He doesn’t even go into detail about his injury as well. However, the signal-caller has been a consistent performer on the field, as after assuming the starting quarterback role towards the conclusion of the 2020 season, he has steered the team to three consecutive playoff appearances, even securing an NFC title along the way.

Fans upset with Jalen Hurts amid Eagles’ losing streak

Days ago, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was slapped with a hefty fine for losing his cool in the loss against the Buffalo Bills. The two-time MVP was also spotted frustrated after getting sacked in the win against the New England Patriots.

Though many NFL fans found this sight of Pat unreasonable, many sports enthusiasts lauded the signal-caller’s competitive mindset. Instead, they slammed Jalen Hurts for being poised even after losing consecutive games.

A netizen wrote, “Patrick Mahomes was crucified for showing emotion after the bills game. Jalen had the Eagles on a 3 gaming losing streak and hurts is talking beautiful things, even broke down the team.”

Hurts performance in the last few weeks has witnessed a diminishing mark as well, albeit the veteran has been dealing with the blow of illness lately. However, fans didn’t mince words while comparing his performance with other elite quarterbacks like Mahomes.

A user wrote, “JALEN HURTS = NOT HIM

  • 17 for 31
  • 143 passing yards
  • 2 INTS (All by Julian Love)
  • 3 game losing streak

DON’T YOU EVER SAY THAT THIS MAN IS BETTER THAN PATRICK MAHOMES EVER EVER AGAIN. PHILLY FANS, KISS MY ASS.”

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott can be easily labeled as one of the most targeted signal-callers in the NFL. While analysts like Stephen A. Smith severely criticize Dak frequently, some sports pundits also believe other quarterbacks are not scrutinized like him.

Interestingly, while the discussion is about Dak vs Hurts, the Philly fans believe that their signal-caller is simply the best between them. However, following the Eagles’ QB’s failure to save his team from a poor losing streak, fans from other fans found reason to make fun of Philly supporters.

A fan wrote, “EAGLES FANS ARE STILL GONNA CLAIM. HOW JALEN HURTS IS STILL BETTER THAN DAK PRESCOTT. EVEN AFTER THROWING 2 INTS..EVEN AFTER LOSING TO A BACKUP QB. EVEN WITH A 3-GAME LOSING STREAK.”

Jalen Hurts will have the chance to slap his critics in the face by smashing the New York Giants in their Christmas game. Do you think that he will be able to bounce back strongly?

Maliha

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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.

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