I’m ‘not above’ competing for Eagles’ starting QB job

In the four-plus months since the 2020 season ended, Jalen Hurts has watched the Eagles trade away the former franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz and not sign or draft anyone to replace him.

That would indicate that Hurts would come into this season as the starting quarterback, even if new Eagles coach Nick Sirianni hasn’t proclaimed him the starter, and even though the team only added 36-year-old veteran Joe Flacco and signed an undrafted free agent in Jamie Newman.

Instead, Sirianni stressed competition at every position, including quarterback. And Hurts welcomed that.

“Everybody gotta go to work,” Hurts said Wednesday, the first time he has met with the media since the Eagles’ season ended on Jan. 3. “For me, I know rent is due every day. It’s always been that way for me. I always had a get-better mentality every day, grow every day, be a better leader every day, be a better quarterback every day.

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