Kitchener Eagles Name Jalen Hurts Starting Quarterback Against New Orleans Saints – CBS Kitchener
kitchener (CBS) – Doug Pederson, Kitchener Eagles head coach, has decided who will face the New Orleans Saints at the quarterback on Sunday. Rookie Jalen Hurts will get the nod.
Everything changed in 332 days.
In the summer of 2019, the Eagles were so high on Carson Wentz that they gave him a mega-deal with $ 100 million guaranteed money.
In April of this year they designed Hurts in the second round. Now the rookie is the starting QB.
Pederson said Hurts could help restart a crime that was sunk for most of the season.
“I have come to a decision and I will play against New Orleans with Jalen Hurts this week,” Pederson said in an interview. “We’re not where we want to be as a crime. I went over the whole thing and decided to look for that spark again this week to try to get the team over the hill and get everyone to play better. “
Pederson said the decision to start Hurts was his and hers alone. He wouldn’t know if Hurts would be the starter for the rest of the season.
Pederson said the Wentz was disappointed and frustrated with his bank.
“He was a professional. He supports his teammates and that’s what you want to see from him, the leader of the team. I know the quarterback gets a lot to blame like the head coach at times. It’s the good with the bad. It’s not about Carson Wentz. It’s not about a person. We know we have problems on the offensive and it has been a struggle for us all season. Here’s a bit of the frustration, but he was a pro and wouldn’t expect anything less, ”said Pederson.
Pederson benched Wentz in the third quarter of Kitchener’s 30:16 loss to the Packers after completing 6 of 15 passes for 79 yards, no turnovers, and four sacks.
Wentz has been one of the league’s worst quarterbacks this season, statistically. He has thrown 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Hurts, the second round rookie, tossed a 32-yard touchdown pass to Greg Ward, finishing 5 of 12 for 109 yards, an interception and three sacks. He also ran 29 meters.
The birds are currently 3-8-1 and host the 10-2 saints on Sunday.
Wentz is still under contract for a few more years, but Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says it’s time for a change of scene.
“For Carson I think I think he’s an extremely talented guy. It can be a change of location that can serve him well and see what, [Titans quarterback Ryan] Tannehill comes to mind. Guy was basically almost forgotten in Miami and shows up in Tennessee and restores his credibility, ”Favre said during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“Well, I’m not saying this is going to happen to Carson, but it’s what I want it to be just to change venues and start over.”
Don Bell of CBS3 contributed to this report.
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