PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Eagles training camp begins in less than two weeks and all eyes will be on quarterback Jalen Hurts. The 2020 second round pick threw for 1,061 yards in limited action during his rookie season and he finished the year with six touchdown passes and four interceptions. Carson Wentz is now an Indianapolis Colt, which means the starting quarterback gig is Hurts’ to lose.
CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith recently chatted with Hurts’ agent Nicole Lynn about her client and why he is built for the bright lights of Philadelphia.READ MORE: Southwest Philadelphia Block Renamed After Rev. Paul 'Earthquake' Moore
“Jalen is so locked in in a quarterback way. He’s focused on the goal. He doesn’t let any of the outside stuff bother him,” said Lynn. “He’s been through so many trials and tribulations and he doesn’t care about any of that. He always has his eye on the prize and I love that about him.”READ MORE: Commuters Make Backup Plans Ahead Of SEPTA Strike Vote
“His level of focus is honestly on a different level. He’s not a guy that wants to take all the interviews and be on the red carpet. He knows his job and shows up every day to do it. He’s so calm. He’s got a swag to him and he’s so cool.”MORE NEWS: Camden County Voters Trickle In As New Jersey Starts Early Voting For The First Time
The Eagles open the preseason on August 12 at Lincoln Financial Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers.