Alabama football coach Nick Saban believes Philadelphia is the perfect place for the new Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.
The Eagles Hurt in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and Saban’s of the opinion that the Pain could be to thrive in the City of Brotherly Love as head coach, Doug Pederson, the tendency is to operate in run-pass options and the “switch pocket” (via Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network):
“I think there’s a lot of quarterbacks that have been successful in the NFL, which is outside of the old-fashioned a prototype dropback passer with success,” Saban said. “Jalen has proven that he can win on the spot. He won, he won in the State. It’s a different style of play, maybe. I think Philly is really good at it. She threw away what a RPO type of plays to move the pocket a little bit, and if Foles had to play it, and it had a lot of success in doing so. I think Jalen can play that style very well.”
Saban coached a Pain to do, as he has quarterbacked the Crimson Tide before transferring to Oklahoma city for the 2019 season. He is fully aware of the dynamic of an athlete’s Pain may be under the center, hence his comment about the best thing quarterback, the archetypes of success.
The pain complete nearly 70 percent of his passes for nearly 4,000 yards while also rushing for nearly 1,300 yards in the State. He would almost certainly be a weapon in the RPO and in the read option, and he was able to grow in Pederson’s custody.
The Eagles have committed to Carson Wentz as the starting quarterback, but it hurts in a line across the field, and he also provides some insurance in the case of Wentz injured in a crash.