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.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson left it simple that Jalen Hurts is the starter for this game vs. @Saints but player and team sources believe it is for rest of season, barring injury or disastrous play.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 13, 2020
But, as one player noted, it's been a disaster anyway with too many issues to count
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.