Report: Jalen Hurts will start in Week 18, Giants expected to start QB who’s never thrown an NFL pass
The MVP is back.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, QB Jalen Hurts will start Sunday vs. the Giants.
Jalen Hurts will start at QB for the #Eagles on Sunday vs. the N.Y. Giants, NFL sources said.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 7, 2023
Not a huge surprise.
Hurts (right shoulder) was listed as questionable on Friday after being a limited participant at practice all week. He missed the previous two games.
Hurts was officially listed as questionable on the injury report following Friday’s practice but appears ready to go after missing the last two games with a shoulder sprain. Philadelphia is reportedly hoping to build a sizable lead against NYG, who will be sitting most of their starters, so they can pull Hurts and have Gardner Minshew finish the game.
Currently sitting at 13-3, the Eagles need a win this weekend to clinch a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. A loss combined with a Cowboys win over Washington would surrender the NFC East title to Dallas.
“We are all excited to see him back,” AJ Brown said Thursday. “He is locked in for sure. He definitely had a tempo about him today. He was telling guys, come on, hurry up. I’m glad he’s back.”
As for New York, they’ll be starting QB Davis Webb, whom they just elevated from the practice squad this morning. The 2017 3rd-round pick has appeared in just one NFL game and has yet to attempt a pass in his career.
From our @NFLGameDay Kickoff notebook: Jalen Hurts returns for the #Eagles while the #Giants rest their starters and key players, as Davis WEBB (not Mills, despite me saying his name three times 🤦🏻♂️) gets set to join the active roster. pic.twitter.com/DaEH4RLqc9— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 7, 2023
Mandatory Credit: AP Photo | Alex Brandon