Doug Pederson insisted Carson Wentz will be his starting quarterback next week and appeared surprised by the mere suggestion he might decide otherwise.
“No questions about it,” Pederson said.
He said he didn’t consider relieving Wentz at any point Sunday. Not after one of Wentz’s two interceptions was returned for a touchdown. Not after Wentz took a sack in the end zone for a safety. Those miscues totaled nine points in a 22-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns that dropped the Eagles to 3-6-1.
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Pederson added that benching the franchise quarterback would “send the wrong message to the Football Team that the season’s over,” an opinion that either endorses the current malaise of the Eagles offense or speaks volumes about how the coaching staff thinks Hurts would fare, the story said. The Eagles have a brutal schedule coming up where they face the Seahawks, Packers, Saints and Cardinals. It would make sense the team wouldn't want Hurts to face any of those defenses in his first start. The Birds close the season with the Cowboys and Washington. Considering how bad the NFC East is right now, those could actually be meaningful games.