6 NFL Quarterbacks with the most pressure coming into the 2022 Season

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 16: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

NFL QB no. 3: Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles

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Jalen Hurts is only in his second year as a starter for a team that he took to the playoffs. So, there is an argument that he doesn’t belong on this list.

However, there are a few reasons he’s a quarterback under the most pressure. For starters, he hasn’t shown he can pass the call effectively.

In his first full season as a starter, the former Oklahoma Sooner averaged just 210-yards per game, for 3,144 yards in 15 games. He tossed 16 touchdowns along with nine interceptions.

He didn’t have a ton of help at wide receiver outside of Devonta Smith. Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Howie Rosemary got him some help.

On draft day, the long-time GM traded for Tennessee Titans wideout AJ Brown. Hurts now has a core of AJ Brown, Smith, and Dallas Goedert at the tight end position, rounding out his top targets. The Eagles made the playoffs last season, so he’ll have to take the next step.

Roseman will probably have his eye on the 2023 College Football season given the slew of signal-callers expected to be part of the draft. If Hurts doesn’t step up, he could be replaced next off-season.