Eagles legend Donovan McNabb says Jalen Hurts owns QB and thinks he’s better for the team than Carson Wentz.

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Jalen Hurts has answered all questions about whether he can be the franchise quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles through the first two games, raising expectations for a franchise that is very confident this year. The Eagles have a young and productive quarterback with a talented roster, something Donovan McNabb experienced when he led the franchise 20 years ago — and what Carson Wentz did when he was the team’s franchise quarterback.

The Eagles traded ownership to Hurts after asking for a trade from Wentz. McNabb thinks Philadelphia is fine, saying Hurts is a better quarterback than Wentz right now.

“People need to look at Hurts’ experience and how he got to this point. We’re seeing him take the pressure off his shoulders and move forward with his head up,” McNabb said. Zach Gelb on CBS Sports Radio Thursday night“The change in offense is a perfect fit for Jalen Hurts.”

Hurts has certainly developed as a passer, as evidenced by his first two games. He completed 69.8% of his passes for 576 yards with one touchdown and one interception (97.1 rating), while leading the NFL in total offense (pass yards + run yards – yards lost to sacks) and yards per attempt (9.1). Hurts has 28 carries for 147 yards and three touchdowns — his 13 touchdown runs are the most of any quarterback since the start of last season.

Wentz is off to a strong start in Washington, completing 65.5% of his passes for 650 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions for a 100.3 passer rating. Not only does Wentz lead the league in touchdown passes, but he is the only player with 10 completions of 20-plus yards this year.

Both quarterbacks have played well to start the year, raising expectations for their respective franchises. The Eagles are suddenly being discussed as an NFC contender, something McNabb still wants to see.

“I wouldn’t call it the Super Bowl right now,” McNabb said. “They’re going to be a strong NFC East contender and I think they can win the NFC East. I’m looking forward to them doing that and making it to the second round. At that particular point, as a player, you know. You need a little bit of luck and an extra push.

“But I definitely see them as a playoff team, a team that’s going to be a little up and down in the regular season. There’s going to be some ups and some downs, but I think they’re strong enough, from an experience standpoint, players-wise, to be able to overcome a lot of the adversity they’re going to face this year.”

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