Hurts to start again for Eagles next Sunday at Arizona
By admin - December 20, 2020

Jalen Hurts earned another start. Here are the highlights:

  • The Eagles have announced that the rookie quarterback will start when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.
  • Hurts previously led the Eagles to a 24-21 upset over the New Orleans Saints. It was his first career start after replacing Carson Wentz.
  • “Jalen played well. He was a big part of the success we had on offense and obviously helping us win that football game,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Monday.
  • “One of the things that Jalen did well when he was out of the pocket and there was nowhere to run or nowhere to throw is that he threw the ball away and that helps your offensive line,” Pederson said. “It doesn’t put you in a bad situation. Doesn’t put you in a second-and-long situation or third-and-long situation. I think that looking at the offensive line, really, across the board, they all played extremely well.”
  • Wentz’s $128 million, four-year contract extension signed in June 2019 kicks in next season. It remains unclear whether the team will keep the QB. The deal includes a then-record $107.9 million in guaranteed money.
  • “Carson and I, our relationship’s great,” Pederson said. “We’ve had great communication. I just look at this year and the amount of adversity that we’ve faced and played with all season and trying to make things work. But there’s no issue with Carson and I. I look at maybe what I do or how I call a game, maybe I can approach it a little bit differently moving forward that way. … Listen, teams have a lot of film on your starter. They have ways to prepare for your starter. They can take away certain things and we’ve got to be able to compensate for that. But there’s been no issue between us.”