We’re kicking off our position previews with the QB room where it happens. The Eagles quarterback situation isn’t very complex. It’s Phil Jurkovec’s show, and Dennis Grosel is back for one last hoorah right behind him.
Jurkovec is a bonafide NFL prospect and is Phil Steele’s #7 ranked QB. In his first season with the Eagles, he helped bring the offense to light. In 10 games, he threw for over 2,500 yards while posting going 17-5 touchdowns to interceptions. Additionally, he rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns. While he ended the season on a rough note with primarily due to injuries, he still showed so much potential. Jurkovec also threw it a whole lot more than BC fans are used to in recent history. With virtually the whole offense returning and another year in the system, we should be in for quite the treat and Jurkovec should be lighting up the stat sheet.
Dennis Grosel started seven games in 2019 and followed it up this season with a few excellent cameos. In his only full start of the season, he tied Doug Flutie the BC single-game passing record with 520 yards. Of course, that’s not the expectation by any means. We’ve seen what he can do in a multiple game sample. He possesses good command and Hafley definitely trusts him. As a back-up, Grosel fits in well thanks in-part to his experience.
Behind the big two, we have freshman Emmett Morehead and Matthew Rueve. There isn’t too much to say beyond their old recruiting profiles. Morehead comes in as a Hafley recruit that may need some experience if (and when) Grosel and Jurkovec depart. (Although the transfer market may be a more likely source, but that’s for another time.) Morehead was a three-star pro-style recruit and has great size. Rueve has the Hasselbeck bloodline and was a top pro-style quarterback in Ohio and a three-star in his own right. Daelen Menard also rounds out the primary group for this season. While he was a Daz recruit, he could always get back into the mix if he continues to impress at practice.
The QB room is looking pretty good. Veteran leadership and experience up top, with a whole lot of question marks behind. But there’s no need to worry about question marks just yet. With a great QB at the helm, there shouldn’t be too much to worry about this go-around.