There seems to be confusion over Jalen Hurts’ spot on the Philadelphia Eagles depth chart. Is he entrenched as the new starter with Carson Wentz gone? Or will the team add a veteran quarterback or draft one in April?
Let’s leave that debate for another day. On Saturday, quarterback whisperer Quincy Avery — President at Quarterback Takeover — posted a video of Hurts and Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs working out together and chucking the pigskin around. Hurts was dropping some beautiful dimes down the field, too.
— quincy_avery (@Quincy_Avery) February 20, 2021
It’s not the first time Hurts has worked with Avery. He visited the renowned quarterback guru prior to training camp last year and their relationship dates all the way back to Hurts’ college days at Alabama and Oklahoma. There is clearly mutual respect between the two.
“His fluidity as a passer — the way he looks throwing now, is so much more fluid than he looked (four years ago),” Avery said last year, via EaglesWire. “He’s a true passer now. He’s always been a quarterback, a guy that could make plays.”
— quincy_avery (@Quincy_Avery) July 16, 2020
Avery is well-known in NFL circles having helped train Cam Newton, Deshaun Watson, Dwyane Haskins and several high-profile college quarterbacks. Avery counts Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon as a friend and created The Black Quarterback Club, per The Ringer, with an intended goal of building a stronger network of mentorship for young, black quarterbacks.
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