Good Morning Football crew thinks the NFC is now wide open because Jalen Hurts has a sprained shoulder even though it’s not a serious injury and he probably could play Saturday if needed
The national media never ceases to amaze me. After news broke that Jalen Hurts suffered a shoulder injury late in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, you had to know that the media would start whipping out storylines about Hurts in the Eagles.
In a world where just last week, the main topic of conversation on every single program was if Jalen Hurts was a “system quarterback” and with everyone taking sides on the subject, the same exact people who said that Hurts was a system quarterback are now saying that the Eagles are toast without him.
It’s pretty damn confusing if you ask me…
Now, here come the next talking points with the media discussing if the NFC is now “wide open” given the fact that Jalen Hurts has a sprained shoulder even though there’s still a very good chance he can play this weekend and it has been said since the announcement of his injury that it wasn’t that serious and he would likely miss AT MOST two games.
The answer is OBVIOUSLY no and here’s why it’s beyond stupid to even discuss it.
- Jalen Hurts injury was never thought to be serious.
- Nick Sirianni said this morning that he wouldn’t rule Jalen Hurts out against the Cowboys
- The NFC Playoff Scenarios lean heavily in the Eagles favor
OH! and Hurts himself said that he could possibly play this weekend
The injury, since first announced, was never something that was deemed to be serious. If anything, Hurts not playing this weekend was a precautionary measure at best. If the game against the Cowboys actually meant anything to the Eagles, Jalen Hurts would have likely been the starter and we wouldn’t even be discussing his shoulder to begin with.
All the Eagles need to do is win one of the next three games (Cowboys, Saints, Giants) and they will secure the No. 1 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye in the playoffs. Again, Hurts injury isn’t even considered to be serious. It was never considered to be serious.
The talking points are just ridiculous to even suggest that anything changes with the Eagles outside of Hurts’ MVP odds since he will likely miss a game or two. The media just loves to talk talk talk and at the end of the day, gives us yet another example as to why people lack trust in whatever is being said on the national level.
Am I losing my mind? Actually, don’t even answer that. I lost my mind years ago but regardless, I’ve just been overly irritated with the media lately and the way they have handled the headlines over the past few weeks. So my apologies if this is a bit dramatic.
I’m not sorry, my apologies but again, not really sorry.