NFL
December 8, 2020

Jalen Hurts Named Philadelphia Eagles Starting QB

There's a new starting quarterback in Philadelphia. 

Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced Tuesday that second-round rookie Jalen Hurts will start over Carson Wentz against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. 

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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