Doug Pederson Speaks On Possibility of Benching Carson Wentz For Jalen Hurts (VIDEO)
The Philadelphia Eagles sit at 3-6-1 on the season, and somehow sitting pretty at the top of the putrid NFC East. On top of that, Carson Wentz continues to demonstrate why he is one of the worst in the NFL this season.
He had another poor performance in Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, finishing 21 of 35 for 235 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Out of 33 qualified quarterbacks, Wentz ranks 32nd in completion percentage, 31st in yards per attempt, and 31st in quarterback rating. He also leads the league with 14 interceptions and 18 giveaways.
It has prompted another week of reporters asking the head coach if he thinks Wentz should be benched and Jalen Hurts gets his shot at playing.
He has no plans at this time to start rookie second-round pick Jalen Hurts.
“At that position, this late in the season when that happens, sometimes people take that as we are looking into next year or preparing for next season and giving some of these young guys an opportunity to play,” Pederson told SportsRadio 94WIP. “Jalen (Hurts) is preparing himself each week to play and that’s what a backup quarterback should do. My perspective is we have to get it fixed with Carson Wentz. That’s where my trust and faith lies, we can get it done. That’s where I am at… By no means am I saying that I don’t have trust or faith in Jalen. It’s a matter of getting the corrections done with Carson.”
The 3-7 Dallas Cowboys and 3-7 Washington Football Team will play on Thanksgiving and the winner will presumably have a 4-7 lead (unless a tie happens) as the Eagles take on the surging Seattle Seahawks.