Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni and general manager Howie Roseman were both noncommittal on Hurts entering 2021 as the team's starting quarterback, CBS 3 Philadelphia reports. "To name any starters at this particular time...we've been working with these guys for two days," Sirianni said during an April 21 press conference. "My biggest thing is competition. We're going to have competition at every position."
With a new coaching staff in the fold for 2021, all of the Eagles' returning players will have to earn their keep, and Hurts is no exception. As the roster currently stands, Hurts' main competition for the starting job is 36-year-old Joe Flacco. After trading down from the No. 6 overall pick in this week's NFL draft to the No. 12 spot, the Eagles seemingly aren't in position to select any of the top signal-callers on the board, though it won't necessary preclude them from investing an early selection into the position. Hurts started the Eagles' final four games of the 2020 campaign, completing 51.9 percent of his throws for 6.9 yards per attempt and a 5:3 TD:INT while adding 272 yards and three scores on the ground.