Folks, it's hard to ease into this one: the Eagles took quarterback Jalen Hurts with the No. 53 pick on Friday, an absolute left-field pick from Eagles general manager Howie Roseman.
Eagles fans were eyeing players like pass rusher A.J. Epenesa, wide receiver Denzel Mims, or cornerback Kristian Fulton, all players at positions of need with the team's second pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Instead, Roseman opted for a QB despite having franchise quarterback Carson Wentz in place.
Fans... had some problems with the pick:
Oh my god— Brent Cohen (@EaglesRewind) April 25, 2020
WTF— Greg Richards (@igglesnut) April 25, 2020
nevermind i don't miss sports— Enrico (@The700Level) April 25, 2020
What no— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) April 25, 2020
What are the Eagles doing?— Jack Fritz (@JackFritzWIP) April 25, 2020
Wentz stans seeing Howie draft Hurts pic.twitter.com/mhBBfW0BFI— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) April 25, 2020
Hotseat Howie #Eagles— Justin Grasso (@JGrasso_) April 25, 2020
This is a wow. https://t.co/0AV4ZQg5ca— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 25, 2020
UM WHAT https://t.co/lVT1ukze6c— Kei (@RealMamaEagle) April 25, 2020
DUMB. DUMB. DUMB. DUMB. DUMB.— Michael Greger (@mike_greger) April 25, 2020
Completely indefensible— Dan (@snaxonly) April 25, 2020
I hate Howie Roseman!!!!— Dave (@eaglesdiehard) April 25, 2020
would have preferred a firefighter— #1 jackie daytona fan (@philatticus) April 25, 2020
This is a joke right? https://t.co/be93RxiGpZ— Jeff Israel (@JeffIsrael90) April 25, 2020
the eagles pick makes no sense and i'm dying inside— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) April 25, 2020
What the heck his Howie doing https://t.co/jZ0ADrsXlx— Andrew Kulp (@KulpSays) April 25, 2020
I dare y’all to defend Howie https://t.co/sd15dZT7IF— si6 (@dmay706) April 25, 2020
oh boy that's a dumb pick— Matt Carey (@RealMattCarey) April 25, 2020
JOIN ME IN PAIN, PHILADELPHIA https://t.co/QtTq8uznaa— Brian Michael Jacobs (@BrianMikeJacobs) April 25, 2020
I’m going to say it & I can’t believe I’m going to say it...Howie has lost his mind.— Anthony Mingioni (@AnthonyMingioni) April 25, 2020
This is a different kind of outrage than the frustration fans expressed on Thursday night, when CeeDee Lamb went to the Cowboys at No. 17 and then Roseman selected Jalen Reagor instead of Justin Jefferson at No. 21.
Thursday night's outcry was a desire for a different player at the same position. This... is a fanbase utterly baffled by its general manager.
Roseman will have an opportunity to explain himself, but Birds fans are growing increasingly perturbed.
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