Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec will be returning to the Eagles in 2022.

He made that announcement on Monday:

Jurkovec likely could have chosen to enter the NFL Draft, but instead will return to try to improve his stock. He missed most of the 2021 campaign with an injury.

Still, Jurkovec was impressive when he was able to play this year. He went 4-2 as a starter this season and averaged a career-best 9.7 yards per attempt. He also rushed for 322 yards and 5 TD’s this season.

Jurkovec also explained his decision on Packer and Durham on Tuesday morning. He compared his decision to the one that Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett faced going into the 2021 season. Pickett opted to return and had a career-year en route to being a Heisman Trophy finalist this season.

“You see a lot of these quarterbacks who have come back,” Jurkovec told Packer and Durham. “It’s worked out for them. Kenny [Pickett], I got to meet him this summer at the Manning Passing Academy. He’s a great guy, but he’s had a ton of success, and it’s worked out for him coming back. 

“You see it all over the country with these quarterbacks who maybe come out a little bit early and would be better with another year to develop in college.”

This is great news for Jeff Hafley’s program as he looks to continue building up Boston College. The Eagles posted a 6-6 record in Hafley’s second year and will head to the Military Bowl to face East Carolina on Dec. 27.