Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts might be seeing some more playing time down the stretch.
The Eagles have used the second round pick in a very limited role so far, but the team is searching for answers after a 1-4-1 start. It sounds like Hurts getting more reps might be on the horizon. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
John Clark, head coach Doug Pederson said Monday about Hurts’ role, “It’s been successful for us. I can see things continuing this way.”
Doug Pederson says they can run the football with Jalen Hurts and run zone read from QB position
“It’s been successful for us. I can see things continuing this way” pic.twitter.com/VQJEKNR6hl
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) October 19, 2020
Hurts has only passed for 18 yards on one completion so far this season, but has rushed for 49 yards on seven carries.
— NFL (@NFL) October 18, 2020
Is there about to be a quarterback controversy in Philly? I doubt it, but you never know. The Eagles are terrible, and they need to figure something out.
While Hurts isn’t the passer that Carson Wentz is, he’s a substantially better athlete. In fact, He’s probably a top-five most athletic quarterback in the NFL.
— NFL (@NFL) October 11, 2020
I will tell you what this chatter about Hurts won’t accomplish, and that’s giving Wentz’s confidence a boost.
Ever since Hurts was drafted in the second round, there has been increasing noise with every bad decision or play Wentz makes.
Will an increased role for Hurts mean Wentz loses his job. Again, probably not, but you never know in the NFL.
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We’ll see how it shakes out in Philly, but the talk about Wentz and Hurts isn’t going away anytime soon.