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.
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.
It's really not a surprise considering how Dobbins filled in when Ingram went down. Many who follow the team felt Dobbins would keep the RB1 job, and it looks like he has a solid grasp right now, especially since Edwards had just 13 snaps. Keep in mind it could have been a specific game plan and Edwards could see more of a workload in future games, but right now it seems Dobbins is the guy to own in this backfield.
Washington snap counts vs. Cincy
Offense - 62 snaps
WR Terry McLaurin: 57 (92%) Cam Sims: 52 (84%)
Steve Sims: 20 (32%)
Cam Sims caught just two balls for 20 yards while Steve Sims had the team's touchdown, but with those kind of snap totals, bigger fantasy numbers could be in the future for Cam. Week 10 he had a 4-54-0 line and in Week 9 a 3-110-0 line. He's a name to keep an eye on for those needing WR help. You'll likely want to see more consistency before plugging him in lineups.