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Execs, coaches, scouts rank NFL’s top 10 quarterbacks for 2023 – ESPN+
6. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles. Highest rank: 3 | Lowest rank: 10. Age: 24 | Last year’s ranking: Unranked. Hurts’ overall package elevated him to top-six status. He is known as a tireless worker and strong leader. He’s grown as a passer every year: After posting a 33.8 QBR as a rookie in 2020, he had 54.6 and 66.4 ratings over the following two years. And his skill as a runner helps him break off timely rushes based on his reads of the defense. His 18 rushing touchdowns represent the most by a quarterback in a single season in NFL history. “He’s one of those guys that has gradually added to his game,” an NFL personnel director said. “Not really flailing, similar to Burrow in that sense. He stays calm. He can do all the things you need him to do from the pocket. I don’t see why he can’t be [a] precision fit. Look at all the plays where he’s had to call it up from the pocket. He has that in his game.” To understand Hurts’ growth as a pitcher, look no further than the end of games. His fourth quarter QBR of 84.3 ranked first in the league by a wide margin (Jared Goff was No. 2 at 76.1). His 73.0 adjusted completion percentage (weighted by air yards, no boxes/drops) ranked second. Hurts also led the NFL in completion percentage from inside the pocket (72.0) and threw for 10 touchdowns on passes of 25 yards or more. To be sure, he has plenty of help. Philly’s offense is loaded. But that doesn’t negate his impressive progress toward a Super Bowl berth. “What I like about him is he knows he has good receivers, so when he has a one-on-one, he throws it and doesn’t hesitate,” said one veteran NFL offensive line coach. “He may never be the kind of accurate passer that Aaron Rodgers or Kirk Cousins are, but he’s improving in that area. And he’s made of all the right things. He’s everything you want from a quarterback, what regarding how he carries himself.”
The Eagles’ entire 2023 NFL Draft class is now officially under contract – BGN
With the Philadelphia Eagles officially signing Kelee Ringo on Monday morning, all seven picks from the team’s 2023 NFL Draft class are now under contract. As previously mentioned, the process of a team signing their rookies is usually a fairly straightforward formality. There are some very rare exceptions where players hold out (see: Joey Bosa in 2016 and Michael Crabtee in 2009) and miss training camp/regular season games. But now we know for sure that the Eagles don’t have to worry about any rookie drama in this regard.
Review of Howie Roseman’s 17 training camps since resuming GM duties in 2016 – PhillyVoice
The Eagles traded WR Jalen Reagor to the Vikings for a 2023 seventh-round pick and a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick in 2024. The Eagles traded a seventh-round pick along with a 2025 fourth-round pick to the Lions for RB D’ Andre Swift and a 2023 seventh round pick who became DT Moro Ojomo. The conditional fifth-round pick in 2024 will become a fourth-round pick if Reagor achieves one of the following benchmarks in either 2022 or 2023: 40 receptions, 500 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns.
Roob’s Eagles Observations: Why AJ Brown was even better than you thought in 2022 – NBCSP
1. Looking at some of the analytics from last year, I feel like AJ Brown was actually even better than we all realized. A couple of the numbers that stand out: Brown had a receiver passer rating of 112.3, which was 5th highest in the NFL (among WRs with 100 targets). That means when Jalen Hurts or Gardner Minshew targeted Brown, their passer rating was 112.3. More impressive was his yards-per-target of 10.3 per target. That was 2nd-highest in the league (behind Jaylen Waddle’s 11.6) and 2nd-highest in the 31 years Stathead has tracked yards per carry. targets — trailing only DeSean Jackson’s 10.6 in 2013. And get this: the Browns’ 17.0 yards per carry. catches were 2nd most in NFL history by a receiver with 88 or more catches – Calvin Johnson had 17.5 yards per catch catch on 96 catches with the Lions in 2011. And this: Brown’s drop percentage was 3.4 percent, 8th-best in the NFL and best all-time by a long shot (since 2018) by a receiver averaging 17 yards per carry. catch. Finally, Brown was 3rd in the NFL among wide receivers with 948 yards before the catch and 2nd with 548 yards after the catch. The only other NFL player last year with at least 900 yards before the catch and 500 yards after the catch? Justin Jefferson. The eye test said Brown was one of the best wide receivers we’ve ever seen around these parts. But the more you really break it down, the more you realize just how remarkable his first season as an Eagle really was.
PFF50: The 50 best players in the NFL right now – PFF
46. C Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles. Kelce is still as good a run blocker as any center in football, as he earned a 90.0 PFF grade in that area last season in his run to the Super Bowl. He allowed just 11 total pressures in 20 games in pass protection, but didn’t give up a single sack or hit on the year.
Eagles QB Marcus Mariota explains why he left Falcons after being benched – Inquirer
“At the end of the day — it’s really a long story,” Mariota tells the interviewer. “Then in the bye week, my daughter was born, Makaia. When she was born, Art brought me in the following day and was kind of talking about the future and what he wanted to do, and they told me they were going to play Des in the final four games. At first he said something like, ‘At this time of the year, you know, the playoffs are a long shot, and we just want to see what Des can do.'” However, Smith said he was surprised by Mariota’s decision to have the surgery since it was not something that had been previously discussed, according to the Atlanta coach. “When he and I had that conversation, that’s not what we talked about,” Smith said. “These are private conversations, but it was more about where we were as a team and as a player and what the future could bring.” The series includes several clips, both audio and video, of commentators questioning why he had surgery instead of “being ready to go if Knight went down.” But Mariota insists he did what he believed was in the best interest of everyone involved.
For assistant GM Jon Ferrari, it’s all about putting the players first – PE.com
Within the structure of the Philadelphia Eagles’ football operations is a maze of departments that include the football IT staff that runs the video operations, the athletic training room, the equipment department, the strength and conditioning staff, the player engagement program and the grounds. department. It’s a complex operation coordinated under the vision of Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman and Head Coach Nick Sirianni with the guidance of Assistant General Manager Jon Ferrari as the “glue” to ensure everyone is on board and in lock steps every day. “I’m just fortunate enough to be able to help fulfill what Howie and Nick’s vision is in terms of how these departments should be coordinated,” Ferrari said, “what the priorities are, making sure everyone is on the same page , so they have to be tunnel-visioned and determined to run the best training room or equipment room or football IT department, and I can be the one to kind of bridge the gap and make sure everyone has what they need to function smoothly and concisely.”
Welcome to Trieste: Former NFL star buys Italian basketball club with starstruck history – The Athletic
“I think playing in Philadelphia might have been the best thing to prepare me for this opportunity,” said Barwin, who grew up in Detroit as the son of a city manager. “You realize how connected you are to the fan base and the community and you understand your role and you really understand that this magical thing only works when you all work together and complement each other. “I can’t talk to any other American , who have invested in European football or basketball, but I think if you ever go into it thinking this is a great business opportunity and it’s all going to be done on spreadsheets and you’re just going to hire someone to go above and beyond and be an operator, it’s really hard to be successful.”
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott confident he won’t repeat double-digit INT season: ‘I know who I am’ – NFL.com
“We’re a talking point,” the Cowboys QB said at his youth football camp earlier in July, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “When you find something to talk about, that’s the first thing you go to.” But he also allows himself some leeway when considering the turnover party he threw in 2023. “I know who I am, and you can go back and take away half of those dropouts,” Prescott said. “I’m not saying it’s on the receiver, but if you cut it in half, then we start talking about them, nobody talks about it.” [BLG Note: It’s not on the receiver, it’s just that the drops happened somehow.]
Cowboys news: Tony Pollard long-term deal seems highly unlikely – Blogging The Boys
The deadline is almost here and a long-term deal with Tony Pollard seems highly unlikely.
Saquon Barkley contract: Deadline day for Barkley, Giants are here – Big Blue View
Per Art Stapleton of The Record, the Giants have raised the amount of guaranteed money they are offering Barkley. Stapleton wrote that “a person familiar with the situation told NorthJersey.com late Saturday night that it is believed the guarantees in the offer were increased to $22 million and “a bit above that.” Valentine’s View: What “a little bit” is, we don’t know. What I do know is that this is how the game is played and what I have come to expect. The Giants held the line at $19.5 million in guarantees to give themselves wiggle room to raise their offer by deadline without going far beyond a number they are comfortable with.
Joel Embiid hints he could be next NBA superstar to request trade with cryptic comments – SB Nation
Joel Embiid is firmly in the prime of his career. The superstar center finally won the NBA MVP this past season after finishing second in a row. He turns 30 in March. There’s only one thing missing from Embiid’s resume at this point: an NBA championship. Embiid’s lack of success in the NBA Playoffs is hard to ignore. He’s never even reached the conference finals since the Philadelphia 76ers drafted him in 2014. The Sixers have tried so many different schemes to build a championship team around Embiid, from pairing him with Ben Simmons, trading up to the No. 1 pick for Markelle Fultz , signing Al Horford, trading for Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, and completing a massive trade for James Harden. None of that has worked. Embiid is starting to feel the pressure after watching his primary rival, Nikola Jokic, win his first NBA championship with the Denver Nuggets this past season. With Harden’s future hanging in the balance after a trade request this summer that he reportedly isn’t backing down from, Embiid’s future has become a point of speculation. He added more fuel to the fire with his comments during a public appearance over the weekend.
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