Social Media Lays Into Eagles After Questionable Use Of Jalen Hurts

Carson Wentz has been terrible this season. You know it, I know it, and the Philadelphia Eagles know it. The once promising franchise quarterback is not the same player he was even as recently as last season.

Wentz already has 14 interceptions in 10 games this season. That matches his total for the two previous seasons combined, and he had 48 touchdowns during that span. In 2017, he was even better, throwing 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

The point? The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft has been bad.

He is also currently 7-of-17 for 30 yards (1.8-yard average) against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. One of those seven completions did just go for a touchdown, but we can still see that he’s anything but a franchise guy.

All the evidence suggests that rookie second-round pick Jalen Hurts might get a crack at significant snaps, right? Wrong. After all the talk of Hurts seeing more first-team reps in practice this week, he got two snaps before Wentz came back into the game.

Oh, and Hurts completed his only pass attempt for six yards. But Doug Pederson had seen enough. He wanted to see more of Wentz.

Social media, for obvious reasons, wasn’t happy about that series of events, and they let the Eagles know about it. Check out some of these tweets:

Typical. Why go with the exciting option that you just spent a second-round pick on back in April when you can go with the guy who has a 1-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio through 10 games? Makes sense.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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    • You’d think so, but if you just watch the Eagles WR each highlight notice how often they’re open. It’s rare. The defenses don’t respect their WRs because they can’t beat corners to get open. That’s a big reason why Wentz leads the NFL in times sacked. I’m afraid Hurts doesn’t do anything that gives you a better chance to win with those same circumstances.

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