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Report: Jalen Hurts expected to be the Eagles’ starting QB for the rest of the 2020 season

Head coach Doug Pederson reportedly has the support of owner Jeffery Lurie, too.

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Both Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Jalen Hurts emphasized throughout the week that the rookie would be the starter “this week,” but new a report indicates that the move from Carson Wentz could extend through the rest of the 2020 NFL season.

Hurts definitely provided a spark for the offense in Week 13 against the Packers, but despite throwing his first career touchdown — and his first career interception — it was too little, too late to finish a come-back. It’ll be interesting to see how the rookie performs in his first start on Sunday, especially given that it’ll be against the NFL’s top defense, the New Orleans Saints, and whether that impacts this decision, or if the choice to bench Wentz for the remainder of the season is already written in stone.

Chris Mortensen is also reporting that Pederson has the support of team owner Jeffery Lurie, who won’t interfere with in-season decisions, should he move forward with Hurts at quarterback these next few weeks.