There is nothing the Philadelphia media loves more than turning on their own players. If things aren't going well for the Eagles, rest assured reports and leaks that take down one of their own will follow, even if they are completely false.
That is exactly what is happening with Jalen Hurts right now.
There has been constant reporting on how All-Pro quarterback's stoic demeanor might be a turn-off in the locker room. Some have gone as far as to "report" that Hurts' personality intimidates his fellow teammates and adds to team tension.
Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Barrett Brooks cited wide receiver and punt returner Britain Covey as a source to back this claim after The Inquirer's Jeff McLane reported it.
Britain Covey Defends Jalen Hurts Amidst Criticism About His Personality
As he does on the field on a regular basis, Covey showed a lot of heart in refuting this claim and throwing his support behind his quarterback.
Calling Hurts the "best leader [he's] been around", Covey definitively denied calling his quarterback unapproachable or intimidating.
This looks like an incident of misinterpretation or taking things out of context intentionally by Brooks. In the initial article, Covey specifically says that "Hurts can be a little bit intimidating" if you "haven't been around him enough". There is a big difference between that and calling Hurts intimidating.
But this isn't surprising. There has recently been an endless stream of Jalen Hurts slander in the media. That can be understandable due to the Eagles' flaming out in the playoffs but putting words in his teammate's mouths to attack his character is not the way to do it.
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