Jalen Hurts Throws First Touchdown After Replacing Wentz

Eagles back up quarterback Jalen Hurts has thrown his first career touchdown after replacing Carson Wentz. The throw going to Greg Ward for 32 yards that, if we’re being honest, Carson Wentz wasn’t making.

Here we go.

Wentz was on the ground all day having been sacked three times already (ten-straight games). Not everything has been his fault, but he is somewhat to blame. That’s why Eagles head coach Doug Peterson finally made this move.

Should we be surprised Hurts stepped in and immediately paid dividends? We can chalk it up to chance that the Eagles offense finally moved when Hurts stepped in, or we can recognize Wentz wasn’t getting it done. Either way, it worth a shot as this Eagles offense has stunk all year.

Green Bay was up 23-3 when Hurts came into this game and are now holding onto a 23-16 lead. This Eagles team is clearly rejuvenated from the fresh face at QB1. We won’t hold our breath that Hurts starts next week, but it at least opens up the conversation.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. Let’s tell the whole story here before we start crowning Hurts the NFL MVP. He went 5 for 12 with this touchdown, an INT, and was sacked three times. He wasn’t a difference maker in this game. If you watched the game, Wentz had no time to throw all night long. Wentz had several balls flat out dropped when he wasn’t getting pressured or sacked. But go right ahead and put Hurts in there! See what happens. He’s going to stink the joint up too, because no matter who you put in at quarterback the team around him sucks. The sports media has just made their mind up that Carson Wentz is not good anymore and it’s all his fault, and Philadelphia is more than happy to let them blame him for their mismanagement.

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