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Don’t look now, but history is repeating itself as Jalen Hurts leads 17-0 in his first start in Philly after benching Carson Wentz. Seems that the Eagles have good reason to keep Wentz on the roster–he’s just more effective sitting his caboose on the sidelines. Yes, it’s only been a half and we might be overreacting to a great 30 minutes of football, but when is it no longer a coincidence?
The Philadelphia Eagles look like a better team when Carson Wentz isn’t on it.
.@JalenHurts delivers a strike to Jeffery on 4th down!#NOvsPHI | #FlyEaglesFly— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 13, 2020
📺: FOX pic.twitter.com/o6GFAFOG14
Just before half time, Fox’s broadcast brought up a hilarious and obvious point. “The Philadelphia Eagles are playing sharp on both sides of the ball.”
When was the last time Carson Wentz was on the field and that sentence came out of anybody’s mouth? Those words certainly never came out this year, and frankly haven’t been said since Wentz’s rookie season.
Jalen Hurts isn’t just game-managing behind great work from his teammates, either. He’s thrown for 129 yards and rushed for 75 with Doug Pederson showing trust in Hurts to let him throw 22 times already. If the Eagles were trying to game-manage with the rookie, these numbers wouldn’t be possible.
This Eagles coaching staff is about to have their hands full if Jalen Hurts protects this 17-point lead. There’s honestly no explanation, other than his contract, that Wentz should start next week after what we’re seeing tonight.
Tune in to the Fox Sports broadcast now to watch Jalen Hurts pat the dirt over Carson Wentz’s career in Philadelphia.
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As an Eagles fan I’ll say I was impressed with Hurts. It’s amazing how much better an oline looks when you get rid of the ball and make quick decisions to get out of the pocket. To be fair I haven’t seen the defense look that good all year, so he had help from the defense Carson hasn’t had much of the year. But he played well enough to get another start. I’m interested in how he’ll look next week vs the Cardinals when they have a little more tape to work with to game plan.