PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly naming Rookie Quarterback Jalen Hurts the starter for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
The new was first reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on twitter:
Hurts relieved Casron Wentz Sunday during the Eagles game against the Green Bay Packers, going 5 for 12 passing with 109 yards 1 touchdown, and 1 interception.
Hurts also rushed 5 times for 29 yards in the 30-16 loss.
The Eagles drafted Hurts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 53rd overall pick.
During a media conference call on Monday, New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton was asked about preparing for the possibility that Jalen Hurts could see adequate playing time in Sunday’s game.
Payton said, “I think you prepare first for the offense. And then you recognize the nuances when you have a quarterback who’s in the game that has a little bit more mobility, and they see that with Taysom sometimes. But I think you’ve got to prepare for the offense that you’re playing. And then more specifically, the skillset of who’s in there Carson (Wentz) is a guy when he is in there that moves well, that can escape and run. So in either case, you’re going to be playing a quarterback who’s a real good athlete.”
The Saints and Eagles kick off Sunday at 3:25 p.m.