Jalen Hurts Takes Center Stage for Eagles; What Does This Mean for Carson Wentz?

Published 02/15/2021, 12:03 PM EST


Veteran NFL quarterback Carson Wentz endured a tough outing in the league this season. Wentz threw for 2,600+ passing yards with 16 touchdowns against 15 interceptions as the Philadelphia Eagles finished at the bottom of the NFC East with a 4-11 record.

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He was so poor towards the end of the season that rookie Jalen Hurts was allowed to see out the season while Wentz dropped to the bench.

Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws a pass under pressure from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The former Alabama and Oklahoma man did show flashes of brilliance in the limited opportunities that were granted to him. Hurts threw for 1,000+ yards with 6 TDs and 4 interceptions in 4 appearances for the Eagles.

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And now, with Wentz being rumored to make a shock exit, will Jalen Hurts take center stage in Philly?

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Carson Wentz out, Jalen Hurts in for Philadelphia Eagles?

As per reports, Jalen Hurts is going to lead a group of young Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers in the offseason. New Head Coach Nick Sirianni is keen to begin work with his talented young quarterback. But it remains to be seen how that will affect the long-term future of Carson Wentz in Philadelphia.

The reports linking Wentz to a move away have died down in recent weeks. But he could still secure a move to either Frank Reich’s Indianapolis Colts or NFC North franchise Chicago Bears in the coming weeks.

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Jan 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs for a touchdown against the Washington Football Team during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, Sirianni and Hurts can signal the start of a new era in Philly. The pair will look to redeem their franchise and aim for the NFC East crown in 2021.

The 22-year-old quarterback has shown enough to earn a spot as a starter this season, and Eagles’ fans will hope that their young superstar can prove his doubters wrong.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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