Jalen Hurts Named Philadelphia Eagles Starting QB
There's a new starting quarterback in Philadelphia.
Eagles’ HC Doug Pederson is naming Jalen Hurts his new starting quarterback and the rookie will start Sunday vs. the New Orleans Saints, sources tell @mortreport and me. Carson Wentz now will backup Hurts.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 8, 2020
Hurts, the former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback, added a spark to a lifeless Eagles offense after taking over for Wentz in the third quarter of the team's 30-16 loss to the Packers.
Hurts went 5-for-12 for 109 yards, tossing a touchdown and interception. Hurts also added 29 yards on the ground.
For Wentz, it's a massive fall from grace.
The former No. 2 overall pick has been absolutely atrocious this season, leading the NFL in interceptions and sacks taken.
Wentz signed a four-year, $128 million extension with the Eagles in 2019. If Philadelphia decides to move on from him in the offseason, he'd account for a whopping $77 million cap hit.
With the Eagles' season falling apart, it's smart for them to see what they have in Hurts before deciding if they should select a quarterback in the upcoming draft.
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