AJ Brown Says Reports About Jalen Hurts’ Poor Practices Are False | Does Philly Media Have It Out For Eagles QB?

The Philadelphia Eagles have made some really good offseason moves in hopes of improving on their surprise record of 9-8 in the 2021 season and securing a playoff spot in the NFC.

The Eagles have a fresh offense led by third-year quarterback Jalen Hurts, running back Miles Sanders and a new two-headed monster at wide receiver featuring the team’s 2021 first-round pick DeVonta Smith and former Titans stud pass catcher AJ Brown. This new influx of talent is expected to be dynamic. But for that to happen Hurts will need to take the next step in his development as a signal-caller.

Comparing Jalen Hurts To Taysom Hill Is Insanely Off Brand

While the franchise seems to believe in him enough that they didn’t pursue trades for Deshaun Watson or Baker Mayfield, the former Alabama Crimson Tide and Oklahoma Sooners quarterback still has his share of naysayers.

A recent practice report from JAKIB Sports had some derogatory things to say about Hurts.
Per NFL reporter and longtime Eagles insider Derrick Gunn:
“When I asked a few people back in late May about where Jalen Hurts was in his progress, one person said, ‘Let me just give you a scenario of what he went through one day in practice. It was a 10-play scenario. He had three picks, four incompletions, and three sacks. That was his 10-plays series.’
And I followed up with, ‘So what are you thinking? And the direct answer was, ‘He’s got a ways to go. And that’s not very encouraging when you hear all this offseason news, ‘He’s worked with this quarterback guru, he’s working on his mechanics, he has a second year in Nick Sirianni’s playbook.’
“The organization is not very comfortable right now with Jalen Hurts. Now, there’s a lot of time between now and training camp and the regular season. But as of right now, the results have been iffy on this guy.”
New Eagles Receiver AJ Brown Says The Report Is Fake News
Brown, the talented pass catcher who was acquired via trade on draft night debunks the notion that Hurts struggled.
He takes up for his new quarterback in a couple tweets.

Brown, a well-known jokester even had fun referring to former Eagles squarterback Donovan McNabb and wide receiver Terrell Owens in his second tweet. Plus Vince Papale of the movie “Invincible,” fame.

Eagles starting left tackle Lane Johnson also stood up for his quarterback with one word.


So Hurts seems to have his teammates’ support and more importantly that of Eagles brass, who are on record confirming their belief in the former Crimson Tide QB. In March, head coach Nick Sirianni told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “He knows he’s our guy. And we show him with our actions day in and day out.”

Hurts To Brown Should Be Fun: Longtime Friendship

With the Eagles adding someone as talented as Brown to pair alongside Smith, the fireworks should be plenty.

Hurts and Brown’s relationship dates back to Alabama recruiting both for their 2016 class. While Brown chose Ole Miss, he and Hurts developed a unique friendship.

“It started, he was recruiting me to Alabama, and I chose Ole Miss,” Brown recalls. “But we stayed in contact this entire time. We became really close friends. I’m extremely excited to play with him. We always joked about it, but we never thought it would be reality.”

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