The Hawks’ starting quarterback is still Jalen Hurts, who expressed confidence in himself in an interview Wednesday.
“This is my chance, my team,” Hertz said. “This is my team, and we’re ready.”
The Hawks, with three first-round picks before the draft, were once considered a favorite to trade for Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson. But in the end, they chose to trade one of the first-round picks with the Saints in exchange for the other party’s 2023 first-round pick. The 2023 draft is also considered to be a better quarterback.
Hertz led the team into the playoffs last season with a pass completion rate of 61.3%, advancing for 3,144 yards, 16 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He also rushed for 784 yards and 10 touchdowns.
“Following last year’s achievements and overcoming difficulties, I think there is a lot to look forward to.” Hertz said, “What I often say to my teammates is that the foundation has been laid, the standard has been set, and the only thing we have to do is to keep climbing. “