Rookie Jalen Hurts would be the beginning quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday once they host the New Orleans Saints. He replaces the group’s franchise quarterback Carson Wentz, who has struggled for the Eagles, who’ve fallen from NFC East champions in 2019 to a 3-8-1 document this season.
“I’ve make a decision and I’m going to go together with Jalen Hurts this week towards New Orleans,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson advised the group web site. “We’re not the place we need to be as an offense. I checked out the entire thing and determined that for this week to search for that spark once more to attempt to get the group over the hump, to attempt to get everyone enjoying higher.”
Wentz was benched within the third quarter of Sunday’s 30-16 loss to Inexperienced Bay after finishing simply six of 15 move makes an attempt for 79 yards. Hurts, the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2019, was 5-of-12 passing for 109 yards, throwing one landing move and one interception as his substitute.
Wentz, 27, is within the midst of the worst season of his five-year profession. He leads the league in interceptions (15) and sacks (50), and is thirty first in completion share (57.4).
He’ll function the No2 quarterback for Philadelphia towards the Saints (10-2).
“Carson is like all of us proper now, he’s disenchanted. He’s annoyed,” Pederson stated. “He’s been knowledgeable via all of it. He helps his teammates and that’s what you need to see from him, the chief of the group. I do know typically the quarterback will get quite a lot of the blame like the top coach does. It’s the great with the dangerous. It’s not about Carson Wentz. It’s not about one individual. We all know we’ve points on offense and it has been a wrestle for us all season. That’s the place the frustration lies a bit of bit, however he’s been a professional and would count on nothing much less.”
Hurts was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2019 after finishing 69.7% of his passes for 3,851 yards and 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his senior season at Oklahoma. He added 1,323 yards from scrimmage and 21 touchdowns as a runner and receiver. He started his school profession at Alabama in 2016 and was the SEC’s Offensive Participant of the Yr that season.
The Eagles chosen Hurts, 22, within the second spherical of this 12 months’s draft. Wentz signed a four-year, $128m contract extension with the Eagles in July 2019.