"For better or worse, we're quarterback developers," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman told reporters, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. "We want to be a quarterback factory."
Hurts was a standout at Alabama before he was suddenly benched after a poor first half in the 2018 National Championship Game, but he was there to congratulate Tua Tagovailoa -- Thursday's No. 5 overall pick -- after he threw a touchdown and eventually led Alabama to a comeback win. Hurts graduated and transferred to Oklahoma the following year, leading the Sooners to a 12-2 record and College Football Playoff appearance in his lone season in Norman. His combine performance helped improve his stock, leading to his selection in the second round.
Now he's off to Philadelphia, where he could be used in an occasional role as a rookie and will also be expected to serve as a reliable backup.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson suggested as much Friday night, telling reporters, "(Hurts) has a unique skill set. ... It's something we're going to explore."
If history tells us anything, the Eagles very well might have to break the glass and insert Hurts at some point in 2020.