The Arizona Cardinals have back-to-back games against the NFC East.
They may be playing backup quarterbacks in both.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced today they are starting rookie Jalen Hurts at quarterback after Carson Wentz sputtered again in his last game.
Wentz has completed only 57.4% of his passes this season, while throwing for 2,620 yards, only 16 touchdowns to 15 interceptions on the season and has been sacked 50 times. Wentz’s quarterback rating is 72.8, the third lowest in the NFL only ahead of Drew Lock and Sam Darnold.
It has been quite the awful season for Wentz and the Eagles owe him a boatload of money, meaning he is going to be back in Philly as an extremely expensive backup quarterback in 2021 unless they are willing to let next season be a struggle.
Unfortunately for Philly, Carson Wentz’s $25.4M 2021 salary ($15.4M base salary & $10M 3rd day of league year roster bonus) is already fully guaranteed. $15M of his $22M 2022 base salary (guaranteed for injury), becomes fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the 2021 league year.
— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) December 7, 2020
Hurts was a second round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma after being a starter for Alabama.
The Cardinals could be facing Colt McCoy this week against the Giants who just went across country and beat the Seattle Seahawks.
It is going to be an interesting final four games of the season for the Arizona Cardinals.