On Tuesday Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced that the team was switching starting quarterbacks from Carson Wentz to Jalen Hurts.
“We’re not where we want to be as an offense,” Pederson said.
“I looked at the whole thing and decided that for this week to look for that spark again to try to get the team over the hump, to try to get everybody playing better.”
Wentz is obviously unhappy with this most recent development, but is dealing with it as best he can.
“Carson is like all of us right now, he’s disappointed. He’s frustrated,” Pederson said.
“He’s been a professional through it all. He supports his teammates and that’s what you want to see from him, the leader of the team. I know sometimes the quarterback gets a lot of the blame like the head coach does. It’s the good with the bad,” he continued.
“It’s not about Carson Wentz. It’s not about one person. We know we have issues on offense and it has been a struggle for us all season. That’s where the frustration lies a little bit, but he’s been a pro and would expect nothing less.”
Hurts entered the Eagles’ 30-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers late on Sunday and objectively outperformed Wentz. He ended up fishing 5-of-12 for 109 yards, a touchdown and an interception through the air and five rushes for 29 yards on the ground.
Wentz, meanwhile, finished 6-of-15 for 79 yards and was sacked four times.
Will Hurts be able to build last week’s strong start this coming weekend? Time will tell.