The Philadelphia Eagles have a quarterback issue and it won’t be tackled quickly in the repercussions of Carson Wentz being sidelined for the first time in his career. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson didn’t affirm Wentz will be the starter for next Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, inviting Hurts to make his first NFL start in Week 14. Allow the hypothesis to start.
Hurts relieved Wentz in the second from last quarter of Sunday’s misfortune to the Green Bay Packers, leading the Eagles to a rebound endeavor that failed in the last minutes. He completed 5 of 12 for 109 yards with a touchdown and an interception (67.7 rating) while Wentz completed 6 for 15 for 79 yards without any scores and no captures (57.4 rating). The Eagles averaged 9.1 yards per pass attempt when Hurts was in the game and 5.3 yards per endeavor when Wentz played.
“You guys got to let me get through this game. We needed a spark in this game to try and get some things going. I got to get through the tape. There’s a lot of things I have to consider,” Pederson said. “I have to evaluate before anything is decided. An opportunity arose and we just needed an opportunity to get back in the football game today.
“I just felt like where we were as an offense we needed a spark, something to kind of go our way. That’s why we put Jalen in the game.”
Hurts, being a genuine danger as a runner, could be a playoff alternative for fantasy football proprietors going ahead in the event that he is the beginning quarterback for the Eagles in Week 14 – per CBS Sports fantasy master Chris Towers. He got done with five carries for 29 yards (5.8 yards per carry), using his legs to move the chains and light the offense. He was likewise sacked three times, while Wentz was sacked four times. The Eagles just scored once on Hurts’ four possessions yet averaged 6.29 yards per play when he was in the game. Interestingly, Philadelphia averaged 3.52 yards per play in the five possessions Wentz played.
In the event that the Eagles go to Hurts, that doesn’t mean the Carson Wentz period is over in Philadelphia, yet the franchise went through a second-round draft pick on Hurts which is as it should be. In a lost season for the Eagles, it won’t hurt to perceive what Hurts can give to the offense to the rest of this season.