Jalen Hurts Sounds Like He Wants Nick Sirianni Gone

The star quarterback didn't give a glowing response when asked about head coach Nick Sirianni this week at minicamp.
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It may only be June but that hasn’t stopped Philly sports fans from talking about the Philadelphia Eagles, who just wrapped up mandatory minicamp. The team will be off for the next few weeks before returning to the city for training camp.

However, before we can turn the page to training camp, there was a lot to talk about this week at minicamp, specifically Jalen Hurts. The star quarterback is looking to have a bounce-back 2024 season after struggling with turnovers last season and not having fun on the field, which people pointed out.

Hurts will be doing it with a new offensive coaching staff led by Kellen Moore, who is replacing Brian Johnson. However, head coach Nick Sirianni is still around after the team’s disappointing finish.

On Thursday, reporters asked Hurts about Sirianni being open-minded to changes on the offense and what it says about him.

The franchise quarterback didn’t give the most resounding answer, which led fans and media alike to speculate that Hurts isn’t excited about his head coach, who could be on the hot seat after how things played out last season.

“Um, I mean, that’s a great question,” Hurts said haltingly (h/t David Murphy of the Philadelphia Inquirer). “I don’t know that I know the answer to it.” Undeterred, albeit slightly confused, the reporter followed up. “Well, what have you seen from him as far as doing that?” Hurts answered slowly, as if searching for the words to say. “Um, I think he’s been great in the messages he’s delivering to the team,” the quarterback said. “Trying to be very intentional in what he’s saying. Yeah.”

It seems as if Hurts was caught off guard by the questions or didn’t have a grandiose statement regarding his head coach.

Regardless, his answers will be picked apart, especially with the Eagles clearing house on both sides of the ball and still leaving Sirianni intact. 

It’s rare to see a head coach survive an offseason after his team falls flat on its face and gets embarrassed in the playoffs. However, the Eagles are giving Sirianni another chance to turn things around this season.

If Sirianni can do that, Hurts and the Eagles should be in contention to win the NFC and make another deep playoff run. That said, there’s still a long way to go and it will be interesting to see how things play out during training camp and preseason for Hurts and Sirianni.

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