The Philadelphia Eagles got a big win over the Jets on Sunday as they head into their late-season bye, and head coach Nick Sirianni spoke to reporters after the game about Jalen Hurts, his injury, and why he’s still the starter when he’s ready to return. He also noted that Gardner Minshew had a good game, their run game is successful because of the offensive line, and Jake Elliott’s consistency makes them comfortable kicking the ball.
Sirianni went on to say Hurts has shown to be one of the best in the league moving around and making plays and when he's healthy, he'll be the starter. Minshew looked good against the struggling Jets and while Hurts has looked good at times, he's also struggled, especially last week against the Giants. The Eagles have a bye in Week 14.
The new deal keeps Elliott with the Eagles through the 2024 season. He has been one of the top kickers in the league this season, making all 14 field goal attempts this season, with one from 50-plus yards and three others from at least 40 yards. He has also missed just two extra points. Elliott is our No. 3 ranked kicker this week as the Eagles head to Miami to take on the Dolphins.
Dec 21, 2018 · 6:10 PM EST
Eagles K Jake Elliott (illness) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday.
Dec 20, 2018 · 7:15 PM EST
Eagles K Jake Elliott (illness) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.