It’s no secret that Eagles fans have been disappointed with the play of Carson Wentz this season.
Wentz entered Week 12 with an NFL-high 13 interceptions and six games throwing multiple picks. He was intercepted twice last week in a loss to the Browns.
The quarterback hasn’t looked much better Monday night against the Seahawks, completing just 2 of 8 passes for 4 yards on Philadelphia’s first five possessions. Each of those Eagles drives resulted in a three-and-out.
Wentz finally found a rhythm on his sixth drive, getting it done both with his legs (two rushes for 33 yards) and his arm (5-of-9 passing, 26 yards, TD) to cut Philadelphia’s deficit to 14-6 at halftime. But it seems that many fans have already seen enough of Wentz this season, and want to see what second-round pick Jalen Hurts can do instead.
Hurts has been used primarily as a Wildcat QB, much like how the Saints used Tayson Hill before Drew Brees’ injury. But he did complete his lone pass in the first half Monday: A 6-yard toss to Alshon Jeffery. That puts him at 3-of-3 passing for 33 yards on the season. He’s also carried the ball 12 times this season for 56 yards (4.7 yards per carry).
It’s a small sample size for sure, but many fans are getting antsy and want to see what Hurts can do as a full-time starter.
So Jalen Hurts gets two snaps and they send Carson Wentz back in to get sacked on third down? Sounds about right.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 1, 2020
The Eagles have no idea what to do with Jalen Hurts.
He came in.
There was a penalty.
He completed a pass.
He was replaced by Wentz.
Wentz was sacked.
They punted. pic.twitter.com/BQwB2qsjW9
— The Ringer (@ringer) December 1, 2020
*Jalen Hurts completes first pass*
Pederson: “Enough of that let’s get Carson back in”
— Kevin Cole (@KevinColePFF) December 1, 2020
What the heck is Doug Pederson doing? If you’re going to play Jalen Hurts at the start of a series and let him throw a pass, why would you rotate Carson Wentz back in on the next play? This is the QB. Not a WR or OG …
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) December 1, 2020
HERE WE GO: “fearless” Doug Pederson is going to alternate Jalen Hurts and Wentz!!! WILL NOT WORK. Jalen Hurts is better than Wentz. He deserves to be the starter, not play a play here and there.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 1, 2020
play jalen hurts or play carson wentz.
like. the team sucks so it doesn’t matter. but play one of them.
the heck is this.
— Karens In Paris (@NekiasNBA) December 1, 2020
John Boomer Mellencamp voice/
Hurts so good
Come on Jalen make it hurts so good
Why wont Doug bench Wentz yeah he shoud
Because Jalen Hurts so good
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) December 1, 2020