Doug Pederson Says Playing Jalen Hurts More ‘Wasn’t In The Cards’ Vs. Seahawks

Pederson has yet to figure out how to utilize Hurts


It appeared Philadelphia Eagles fans were going to see Jalen Hurts on “Monday Night Football” against the Seattle Seahawks.

And they did, briefly anyway. And then all of a sudden Hurts was back on the sideline in the eventual 23-17 loss, a score much closer than the game really was.

It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. Hurts took the field for the first play of the second quarter and hit Alshon Jeffery for a six-year gain — Philly’s most successful play on offense of the night.

Hurts was removed from the game after that, however, as Carson Wentz returned to the huddle.

According to NBC Sports Philly’s Dave Zangaro, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson expressed that it “wasn’t in the cards” to use Hurts more.

That’s… interesting.

It’s especially bizarre knowing Pederson has been known to develop quarterbacks, but he cannot for the life of him figure out a plan for Hurts.

Wentz, meanwhile, leads the NFL in sacks and interceptions.

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