Giants are about to face a really totally different Eagles group, Jalen Hurts
The Giants won’t be seeing double however they are going to be seeing two quarterbacks on the sector on the similar time Thursday evening. Carson Wentz has taken one hundred pc of the snaps within the first six video games, however rookie Jalen Hurts is receiving elevated taking part in time, utilized in tandem with Wentz.
It was a strange selection, taking Hurts — the previous Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback — within the second spherical of the NFL draft, contemplating Wentz was given a four-year extension price $128 million. A lot draft fairness for a gadget participant? Hurts was on the sector a season-high seven snaps in Sunday’s 30-28 loss to the Ravens. He ran the ball twice for 23 yards and caught one move for 3 yards.
“Jalen was making individuals look foolish on the market,’’ receiver Travis Fulgham stated.
The Eagles will probably be with out their high two offensive gamers once they face the Giants. Operating again Miles Sanders, coming off a 118-yard speeding recreation that included a 74-yard burst, is anticipated to be out with a knee harm. Zach Ertz, the Professional Bowl tight finish, will miss 3-4 weeks with a excessive ankle sprain. The Giants play the Eagles twice in 24 days, that means they won’t must cope with Ertz this season.
With their high choices out, determine the Giants will see loads of Hurts.
“You noticed a few of what we name ‘X’ performs or performs which might be kind of un-scouted with him have been productive for us within the final three or 4 weeks,’’ head coach Doug Pederson stated Monday. “I feel it’s one thing that we’ve acquired to proceed to discover. It does give us the power to run the soccer with him, so he’s like one other — I don’t need to say he’s one other working again, however he’s a quarterback that may run the zone-read performs from the quarterback place.
“It’s one thing that we’re undoubtedly going to proceed to discover every week, if it’s conducive; it has been profitable for us, and I might see issues persevering with every week that means.’’
The Eagles could possibly be getting again receivers Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring).
“It doesn’t matter who’s in there,’’ Giants coach Joe Decide stated. “They’re all very succesful.’’