Hurts' uniform change happens to coincide with his rise from second on the Eagles' QB depth chart to the starting role following the trade of Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts.
The 22-year-old, a second-round pick in the 2020 draft, took over the starting job during the latter stages of his debut campaign. The Houston native finished the year with nine total touchdowns (six passing and three rushing) and six turnovers (four interceptions and two lost fumbles) in 15 games (four starts).
Hurts previously wore No. 1 while finishing his collegiate career at Oklahoma after donning No. 2 at Alabama. He also sported No. 2 at Channelview High School in Texas, per ESPN's Tim McManus.
The Eagles' No. 1 jersey became available in the offseason when punter Cameron Johnston left in free agency to sign with the Houston Texans.