For the second consecutive week, the Philadelphia Eagles lost at home to a member of the NFL elite and failed to score more than 10 points in the process. To add injury to insult, their starting quarterback might have taken the biggest hit.
Carson Wentz hurt his right hand during the course of Philly's 17-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The QB underwent X-rays during the game and the results were negative, coach Doug Pederson told reporters.
Wentz said he "should be good" according to the story, but this is now two games in a row he and the offense have really struggled. Reports he left the trainers room postgame with his right hand wrapped in ice. McCown is the team's backup QB if Wentz can't play at Miami in Week 13.
The Eagles didn’t sign McCown because they don’t have faith in Sudfeld. They didn’t sign him because they’re concerned with Sudfeld’s ability to be their No. 2. They didn’t sign him in case Sudfeld doesn’t work out.
They signed him simply because Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson believe the Eagles are a better team with McCown on the roster than without him.
McCown brings nearly two decades of experience playing quarterback in the NFL, and when you have 26-year-old Wentz, 25-year-old Sudfeld and 23-year-old Thorson in your quarterback room, there’s tremendous value in a guy who’s been around since before the Linc was built. But the Eagles also need someone who can be effective as soon as the opener on Sept. 8.
With Nate Sudfeld out with a broken wrist and Cody Kessler suffering a concussion, the Eagles badly needed an extra backup quarterback, at least to get them through the preseason, with rookie Clayton Thorson the only available quarterback behind Carson Wentz, who still may be held out during the preseason. McCown comes out of his short-lived retirement (he was just hired by ESPN in June) to back up Wentz and likely get some first-team reps during the Eagles' regular-season dress rehearsal this week against the Ravens. Sudfeld and Kessler aren't expected to miss too much time so it will be interesting to see how the Eagles carry the quarterbacks when all are healthy. Miller simply never panned out due to injuries and lack of production after signing with the Eagles' practice squad in 2018.
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold returned Sunday after missing a month with a foot injury. His return was almost short-lived.
Darnold limped into the locker room with another foot injury after one series against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Darnold didn't attempt a pass and had one carry for 9 yards on New York's first possession. Josh McCown, who had started the last three games in Darnold's absence, replaced the rookie quarterback for a series.
Darnold was originally ruled as questionable but returned under center at the end of the first quarter. The Jets wouldn't confirm if it was the same foot he injured earlier this season against the Miami Dolphins.