Eagles News: Jets LB Quincy Williams fined for late hit on Jalen Hurts
On the sixth play of the Eagles’ opening drive against the Jets, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts scrambled to the right sideline and was decked by LB Quincy Williams well after getting out of bounds.
The NFL has penalized Williams for the late hit, dishing out a $10k fine:
The NFL fined #Jets LB Quincy Williams $10,609 for a late hit out of bounds on #Eagles QB Jalen Hurts that elicited a colorful response from Philadelphia coach Nick Sirianni during last week’s preseason opener.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 20, 2022
As you can imagine, Nick Sirianni was displeased with the hit on his quarterback, and Jets coach Robert Saleh wasn’t thrilled with his player’s actions either.
“Egregiously awful by Quincy,” Saleh said. “He knows that. He knows better. Those are the plays Quincy has to get out of his game if he wants to become the linebacker that we all think he can be.”
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Hurts was a solid 2-3 steps into the Jets bench before Williams laid him out. Luckily, Hurts popped right up, didn’t so much as motion for a flag, and led his team on a touchdown drive.
Hurts brushed off the hit when speaking to reporters after the game.
“You definitely don’t want to come out here in these games and take hits, let alone a late hit like that. But it happened. I’m not tripping about it. It happens. I’m healthy. I’m fine. I got right back up and played the next play.”
Nick Sirianni. Philly guy. pic.twitter.com/Bwi6P6Bbls— David Grzybowski (@DavidGrzyTV) August 12, 2022
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