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Hurts hopes Kellen Moore stops revolving door of Eagles OCs

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is eager to work with new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and wants more continuity at the position going forward.

"I think as a player, I definitely yearn for the sustainability and the consistency there," Hurts said, according to ESPN's Tim McManus. "As a quarterback, I yearn for those things in a playcaller and a quarterback coach because you kind of see how consistency in those areas can breed excellence."

The two-time Pro Bowler's comments came as he spoke to the media for the first time since Brian Johnson, the Eagles' former OC and a family friend, was fired after one season with the franchise.

"I find myself in a situation very similar to college in terms of having a constantly revolving door in terms of coordinators and coaches. But I've always managed to have success in it, so that's always been a good thing, because you've been able to learn from people and apply it," Hurts said.

Hurts, who began his collegiate career at Alabama and transferred to Oklahoma for his final year, had a different playcaller each season before turning pro. That trend was halted in 2021 and 2022, when the Eagles had Shane Steichen working alongside the dual-threat passer.

Hurts flourished alongside Steichen, leading the Eagles to a 14-1 record in their second season together and an appearance in Super Bowl LVII. He assembled a MVP-worthy campaign, passing for 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns, and six interceptions, with a 101.5 quarterback rating. He also added 760 rushing yards and 13 scores on the ground.

Steichen was subsequently named the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, and Johnson was promoted from quarterbacks coach to OC ahead of the 2023 season.

The Eagles finished seventh in points per game (25.5) that season and eighth in total yards per contest (354.4). Despite beginning the 2023 campaign with a 10-1 start, they lost six of their final seven regular-season contests and were eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild-card round.

Hurts is excited to collaborate with Moore and see what the new foundation of the offense will be ahead of next season.

"I'm just all ears. I'm a sponge. I think there's some beauty in that. I'm just in sponge mode. I'm letting them do what it is they're going to do, and then we kind of adjust from there," Hurts said.

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