Doug Pederson praises play of Eagles QB Jalen Hurts


After four straight losses and a quarterback change, the Philadelphia Eagles are back in the win column.

That was means Angelo Cataldi gets to discuss a win with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

Obviously, the topic of interest is rookie QB Jalen Hurts, who was 17-30 for 167 yards through the air, plus ran for another 106 yards. Hurts took no sacks and did not throw an interception in the 24-21 win over the New Orleans Saints.

"There were some really, really good plays," Pederson said of Hurts' performance. "He played well. He managed the team, he did everything we asked him to do. He played smart, he played physical, with the run. Some of it was designed runs, some of it was just him being him and what he can do. It's going to be a really good film for him to look at and learn from and get better, but I thought he did a really nice job."

Pederson admitted he was a little more cautious in praising Hurts last night and explained it didn't have that much to do with his sensitivity for Carson Wentz, but more so for how well the entire team played.

"In some regards, I was thinking more about the entire football team too because there were some really good performances on the defensive side of the ball," Pederson said. "I think about the guys up front and the offensive line, I think about Josh Sweat and the game he had yesterday and the defense having two takeaways yesterday. And Javon Hargrave had some big TFL's and a couple of sacks. So there was a lot of praise to go around and that's why I was a little more tempered last night until I saw the tape and could make comments today."

Pederson, however, would not yet name a Week 15 starting quarterback.

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