Report: Lurie gave directive to play Hurts if Wentz struggles


Jeffrey Lurie is reportedly done with watching Carson Wentz struggle. According to Geoff Mosher on his Inside The Birds podcast, the Eagles owner gave directive to play Jalen Hurts if Wentz struggles on Monday night vs. the Seahawks.

According to an ESPN report earlier this week, Hurts has been getting increased 1st-team reps at quarterback this week at practice.

According to an NFL Network report, Hurts will be getting an increased role in the game plan on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks, taking snaps at quarterback with Wentz on the sideline. That would be a major change from how Hurts has been used this season, as every snap he has taken has been with Wentz on the field as well.

Speaking Saturday to the media, Pederson would not say anything about Hurts’ role in the game plan, but did say the backup has not been getting any more reps than usual.

“He hasn't gotten any more than he would get throughout the course of the week normally since we've been playing him,” Pederson said. “I'm not going to reveal any game plan plans with him at this time.”