Eagles drop struggling Carson Wentz for Hurts in middle of $128m contract
- Rookie will start at quarterback against Saints on Sunday
- Wentz leads league in interceptions this season
Rookie Jalen Hurts will be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday when they host the New Orleans Saints. He replaces the team’s franchise quarterback Carson Wentz, who has struggled for the Eagles, who have fallen from NFC East champions in 2019 to a 3-8-1 record this season.
“I have come to a decision and I am going to go with Jalen Hurts this week against New Orleans,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told the team website. “We’re not where we want to be as an offense. I looked at the whole thing and decided that for this week to look for that spark again to try to get the team over the hump, to try to get everybody playing better.”