Eagles coach Doug Pederson has been crystal clear that he will not bench starting quarterback Carson Wentz for rookie Jalen Hurts. But Hurts might start to get more snaps as a gadget player on offense.
“I think I can get him in the game a little bit more,” Pederson said.
Of course, Hurts only played one snap on Sunday against the Browns, so playing Hurts “a little bit more” wouldn’t necessarily mean giving him a significant role in the offense, the story pointed out. So far this season Hurts has 12 carries for 56 yards and one catch for three yards. He has yet to throw a pass. Hurts was a surprising second round pick by the team, so the QB controversy is real in Philly right now.