Nick Sirianni talks Carson Wentz, Jalen Hurts for first time


Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni will meet with the media for the first time on Friday, but on Thursday evening, the team’s website gave us a first look at what he plans to say.

Asked in a video posted by the team about the quarterback position, and what he thought of Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts, here is what Sirianni had to say:

“I feel great. You look at a lot of rosters and they don’t have any quarterbacks that they feel really good about. We have two. That is unbelievable to be able to have two quarterbacks that have played and have played well. I couldn’t have watched more tape on Carson Wentz in 2018 when Frank and I got back together and we were installing our offense with the Indianapolis Colts. We watched a lot of Chargers tape and we watched a lot of Philadelphia Eagles tape from 2017. And man, what an impressive player. He has so much talent. And from what I have heard from everyone, a great person. Good talent, good person it takes your game to really high levels. So excited Jalen got his snaps last year and was able to play last year and he played good football in meaningful games. So not a lot of people have that luxury of having two quarterbacks tight have experience. So super excited to be able to work with them, because obviously we all know important that is to a football team.”

Sirianni also revealed that he plans on calling plays, and went on to say the quarterback position was discussed during the interview process, but it was discussed like all positions on the team were discussed.

As for how hands out Sirianni will be, it sounds like quarterback is one of the main reasons he got the job with the Eagles.

“I’ll be very hands on with that. A couple of the head coaches I’ve worked for in the past said the reason you got the job was you are a ball coach. You are a football coach. So do what you do. That was one of the reasons I got the job so I’ll be very involved in that.”

Sirianni will have plenty of more to answer on Friday, but for now, it seems his strategy will be a clear one — say as little as possible about who he plans to start at quarterback.

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