Donovan McNabb reacts to Eagles picking Jalen Hurts


The Eagles selected Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts with their second-round pick on Friday night, a shocking move to say the least considering they already have quarterback Carson Wentz. 

Speaking on CBS Sports Radio with Zach Gelb, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb reacted to the pick, and said he believes it has something to do with Wentz consistently missing big games. 

“It was a little shocker. We were just talking about Aaron Rodgers, weren’t we? You have to look at it and take into account — I’ve said it, I said it last year, I said it the year before and everyone gave me heat,” McNabb said. “If you continually get hurt, they are going to look to try to bring in somebody to step in and fill the void. Carson is one of the top quarterbacks in the league when he is healthy. But he just hasn’t been healthy over the last couple years to finish seasons out.”

McNabb sounded like he is a fan of Hurts’ game: 

“I like the fact that Jalen Hurts is playing under a West Coast system where he can learn from Doug (Pederson), which I learned from Doug in my rookie season, and then we both learned from Andy (Reid). This will be a great fit for him to at least learn under Doug, be able to continue to refine his three-step, five-step, seven-step drop, which he has done throughout this offseason. Knowing and seeing obviously the result of it all, I am excited about it.”

The Eagles won't be moving on from Wentz anytime soon. Howie Roseman made that very clear when discussing the pick. 

After using such a high asset on such an accomplished quarterback, however, the Eagles can expect more-and-more takes like the one McNabb has to be coming in the future. 

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