Eagles general manager Howie Roseman not talking about QB Jalen Hurts contract discussions 

INDIANAPOLIS — Jalen Hurts is set to receive a massive contract extension after the Philadelphia Eagles’ MVP season in the Super Bowl.

Speaking at the NFL Scouting Unity on Tuesday, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman called Hurts an “elite talent” but didn’t elaborate on the denials.

“I wouldn’t feel confident talking about contract situations with anyone,” he said. “At the same time, we have great respect for him as a player and as a person. We respect the people who work with him on this. And you go through it the way you want to find a win-win solution.” Find what he really likes, and at the same time what we like. And surround him with good players. He knows it. He is a smart guy. He understands it. That doesn’t mean it isn’t. it will be a great deal for him. Because he deserves it too.”

The Eagles benefited from their quarterback getting a cheap rookie deal: a 2020 second-round pick is just $1.64 million compared to the 2022 salary cap. Hurts’ base salary in 2023 will be just $4.2 million, which is a pittance compared to his net worth. . The eagles know that soon they will have to pay the piper.

Complicating matters for Roseman is a backlog of unfinished Eagles free agents about to enter the market. Javon Hargrave, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, T.J. Edwards, Keesir White, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Jason Kelsey, Isaac Seumalo, Miles Sanders and Andre Dillard are just some of the free agents who could lose to Philadelphia this offseason.

On Tuesday, Roseman admitted he doesn’t expect to bring everyone back.

“Are we going to get all of our free agents back? No. Just not,” he said. “We are not in a position to bring all these guys back, but we also understand that we are in a good position in terms of future elections. We have a lot of guys under contract for this year and for the future, and we’re not going to make excuses for the position we’re in.”

Roseman noted that 2022 draft picks like Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean, who didn’t play much as rookies, are “ready to do their part” to move forward. Philadelphia also has three of the first 62 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, including the 10th overall pick from New Orleans to help restock after potential free agent losses.

With the draft picks and untapped talent still on the roster, Roseman has set up Philadelphia to withstand free agent losses and the prospect of building a team around a quarterback who won’t be earning peanuts very soon.


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