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Philadelphia Eagles Make Final Decision on Starting QB: Report

  • Updated Dec 5, 2021 at 1:40am
Gardner Minshew, Jalen Hurts

Getty: If Jalen Hurts' ankle keeps him out in Week 13, then Gardner Minshew would get the start for the Eagles.

Everything was trending in the right direction for Jalen Hurts all week, then Saturday hit. Hurts’ ankle wasn’t feeling up to the task and Gardner Minshew will be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Minshew hasn’t logged quality minutes since December 20 of 2020 when he was leading the Jacksonville Jaguars. He went 22-of-29 for 226 yards and two touchdowns in that one. He’s been backing up Hurts since arriving in Philly this past summer, but mixed in on starter’s reps earlier this week as Hurts nursed an ankle injury. Now it appears as if Minshew will be QB1.

According to Derrick Gunn, Hurts is out and Minshew is in for Week 13 against the New York Jets. He also reported that running back Boston Scott will be a game-time decision. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed Gunn’s report on Hurts while adding that the Eagles "want to see how Hurts is feeling on gameday before making any final decisions.” Again, no official clarity on the matter.

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Don’t Question Hurts’ Toughness

If Hurts doesn’t play in Week 13 it won’t be because he didn’t lobby for it. The dual-threat quarterback out of Oklahoma (via Alabama) is one of the toughest players in the Eagles’ locker room. He would have to be physically restrained from running out of the tunnel unless it was a serious injury. Apparently, this is it.

"He’s played through injuries last year, played through injuries this year,” All-Pro center Jason Kelce said. "He’s a guy that’s going to give you everything he has, and every single day he comes with the mindset to get better and to improve. So, I think he’s incredibly tough.”

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Maybe he’s out this week. Maybe he’s not. Hurts made a strong case earlier this week that he would be playing.

"You guys know I’m dealing with something,” Hurts said. "It’s the first one that you guys have known [about], so continue to deal with it and move forward and get ready for this week’s game.”


Eagles Elevate Special-Teams Safety

The Eagles elevated safety Jared Mayden for Week 13 against the New York Jets. The undrafted rookie out of Alabama joined the Eagles’ practice squad on October 26 and enters his second week on the active roster. Mayden saw 11 special-teams snaps last week against the Giants and made one tackle in his NFL debut.

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Mayden’s first impression on Eagles special-teams coordinator Michael Clay came when he was on the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad where he noticed the kid’s speed and physicality. Now he’ll be on the field for a second straight week in midnight green.

"More praise to Jared coming out – and that first kickoff, there was a lot of good things on that first kickoff, and he got that tackle in there. It was just more him being ready, him just being a pro,” Clay told reporters. "Like everybody else in this building, you never know when your number is going to get called from week to week, day to day at this point.”

https://heavy.com/sports/philadelphia-eagles/philadelphia-eagles-make-final-decision-on-starting-qb-report/

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Uncle Rico is in. Another QB2 to consider for the long term.

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15 hours ago, PoconoDon said:

Uncle Rico is in. Another QB2 to consider for the long term.

Apparently not... Despite an impressive game by Minshew the team are sticking with Hurts. We shall see how that plays out for them I guess. 

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3 hours ago, UK_EaglesFan89 said:

Apparently not... Despite an impressive game by Minshew the team are sticking with Hurts. We shall see how that plays out for them I guess. 

that tells me they know Minshew is a backup QB and they need more to decide on Hurts. Since there's no top QB prospect in the draft, no smart trades to be made, and no UFA's to sign at QB, I expect they'll give Hurts 2022 as well. The 2023 draft may have what the Eagles need. time will tell.

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1 hour ago, PoconoDon said:

that tells me they know Minshew is a backup QB and they need more to decide on Hurts. Since there's no top QB prospect in the draft, no smart trades to be made, and no UFA's to sign at QB, I expect they'll give Hurts 2022 as well. The 2023 draft may have what the Eagles need. time will tell.

I hope that is how this ends up playing out.  If reports are true in that Lurie and Howie differ in opinion on Hurts and his ability to be the starting QB moving forward (with Lurie in his corner), then it seems more likely Hurts will be given more time which would play into that scenario.  Fingers crossed.  

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