Report: Jalen Hurts Will Have Increased Role Monday Night

Eagles second-round rookie Jalen Hurts has been getting first-team reps at quarterback this week and is expected to get a noticeable increase in snaps Monday Night against Seattle, according to ESPN’s Tim McManus.

Eagles starter Carson Wentz currently leads the NFL in interceptions, fumbles and sacks. His 14 interceptions matches a career high, which he set as a rookie. His 40 sacks are already a career high, and that’s with six more games to play this season. 

Hurts has played 31 snaps this season. He’s run 12 times for 56 yards and completed both passes he’s tried for 27 yards.

Coach Doug Pederson has been pressed on what he’ll do with the quarterback position over the last few weeks, but he’s remained adamant that Wentz is his guy.

The Eagles signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension with $107.9 million guaranteed in 2019. It will be virtually impossible for them to get out of that contract this offseason.

The Washington Football Team currently are in first place in the NFC East with a 4-7 record. The Eagles need a win on Monday Night to leapfrog back on top.

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