KEY POINTS

  • The Eagles are monitoring the status of DeShaun Watson
  • Jalen Hurts is the presumptive starting quarterback of the Eagles 
  • The NFL is not putting restrictions on Watson, despite multiple lawsuits he is facing

The Philadelphia Eagles have yet to officially name their starting quarterback for the 2021 NFL season.

Unless a major move is made, all signs point to Jalen Hurts as likely getting the starting nod.

However, Hurts will not get the Eagles’ starting quarterback on a silver platter. The 22-year-old will need to earn his keep and prove to Nick Sirianni that is worthy of leading the plays for the Eagles.

But one thing that could give him a wake-up call is a potential trade.

The name of Deshaun Watson has been frequently mentioned as a potential target by the Eagles, a team that has long been considered as favorites to land the three-time Pro Bowler.

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are monitoring the Watson situation and allegedly have interest should a trade make sense.

However, there are external factors to consider. That includes facing 22 civil lawsuits and 10 criminal complaints from women for alleged misconduct.

Given that situation, there is a chance that Watson could be sanctioned although there have been no restrictions placed on the 25-year-old NFL star, for now, TMZ reported.

"At this time," NFL officials stated, "there are no restrictions on Watson's participation in club activities."

If a trade were to happen involving Watson, it would be their two first-round picks for 2022 that may wet the interest of Houston.

General manager Howie Roseman spoke about the team getting linked to any big-name players. However, he admitted that they are exercising due diligence, especially when it comes to keeping tabs with other quarterbacks in the league.

Sixteen women have now filed lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Twenty-two women have filed lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Carmen Mandato

“We’re always constantly doing that and looking at what’s going on in the league, and we do that before the draft. Next year’s draft class at every position, trying to find out the strengths and weaknesses, so that’s what we’re doing during this time period. We’re watching tape on guys. We’re looking at guys, and we’re making sure we’re ready, one in case of injury, or, and also, for any position that trades become available,” Roseman stated.

For now, it is all back to work for Watson. Despite the ongoing sexual misconduct investigation, the 2020 NFL Passing Yards leader is back on the field practicing with the Texans.

"From our perspective, it's a day-to-day endeavor," Texans general manager Nick Caserio stated.