Nick Sirianni Gives Update on QB Situation After Loss to Raiders
In a press conference on Monday night, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni updated the quarterback situation following another embarrassing loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. It should be no surprise that Sirianni stated that he hasn’t even considered making a change at starting quarterback. The Eagles head coach still has a lot of faith in Jalen Hurts. As for Hurts, he finished Sunday’s game against the Raiders with 236 yards and two touchdowns. On paper those statistics might look pretty decent, but as we all know, many of those numbers came from garbage time, which seems to be a recurring theme for Hurts throughout the season.
With the Eagles trading away back up Joe Flacco, Gardner Minshew is now officially QB2 in the Eagles’ locker room. Is there a chance that Minshew will get the nod to start some games over the next few weeks? Probably not. This year was always designed to be a year where we observe our young players and see what they can do while getting the bulk of playing time. Unless Hurts continues to regress into a 2020 Carson Wentz level of play, I really don’t see Minshew starting any games for the Eagles this season.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see Minshew Mania run wild in Philadelphia. In his short professional career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minshew threw 37 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. His completion percentage was 62.86 and he threw for 5,530 yards in 23 games during his two years with the Jaguars.
Regardless of what happens with the quarterback situation this year, it is pretty evident that Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman don’t have much faith in Jalen Hurts. A report came out Monday saying that Howie is aiming to use their three first round picks trading for a quarterback or drafting one. There aren’t many quarterbacks that excite me this year at the college level, but my favorite would have to be Matt Corral from Ole Miss. Of course, there is still the ongoing Deshaun Watson situation but Watson has apparently didn’t list the Eagles as a trade destination.
To be honest, the Philadelphia Eagles are a complete dumpster fire. There seems to be no leadership or even coaching adjustments being made, and it looks like the Eagles are already packing it in for the season. I thought that nothing could’ve been worse than last year, but it appears that I was very wrong.
We don’t even have an active long snapper on the roster? Seriously. This is the current state of the Philadelphia Eagles. If you even care anymore, the Eagles play this Sunday against the winless Detroit Lions. I think there’s a very high chance the Eagles lose this game, and at this point I hope they do just to increase the draft stock next year.
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