Howie Roseman reacts to report that Jeff Lurie wants Jalen Hurts to start at QB

Roseman reacts to report that Lurie wants Hurts to start at QB originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Howie Roseman disputed a recent ESPN report stating that Eagles owner Jeff Lurie had instructed his personnel staff to build around Jalen Hurts and not draft a quarterback at No. 6.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, speaking March 8 on SportsCenter, said, “Jalen Hurts is the guy. Jeffrey Lurie, the owner of the Eagles, has basically sent a message to his personnel department and his general manager, Howie Roseman, that he wants to do everything he can to help Jalen Hurts be successful and not bring in somebody to compete for the job.”

That was quite a blockbuster news item, and it may well end up being the case that the Eagles don’t draft a QB. But Roseman said the exchange never occurred.

“We have not been told to do anything other than to

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