Remember back before training camp when we were all waiting for that scintillating right guard training camp competition between second-year pro Cam Jurgens and rookie Tyler Steen?
“The best player will play,” Nick Sirianni said in April, after the Eagles selected Steen out of Alabama with the second pick in the third round.
The Eagles have practiced 11 times since camp began late last month, and Steen has gotten exactly zero 1st-team reps at right guard.
This competition was over before it started.
It’s not that Steen hasn’t been good. He’s having a fine camp and you can see his potential. It’s just that Jurgens is on another level.
He’s smart, powerful and athletic and took ownership of right guard as soon as he got the opportunity.
Jurgens said whether he gets all the reps with the first defense or none of them, it doesn’t change his approach.
“It doesn’t matter, I’ve got to be ready to go no matter what,” …