Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz hasn’t spoken publicly about his team’s decision to bench him for this week’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
Doug Pederson announced on Tuesday that he’s starting Jalen Hurts behind center for this week’s matchup against the Saints.
“Same reason I made the switch in the game. We need a spark. It’s not about one guy here. We all know we need to be better,” Pederson told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. “Doing this for the same reason; we need a spark, offense has been poor for many reasons. Opportunity for Jalen’s development. Still have great belief in Carson as a QB and leader of the team. We have to get him better and the offense as well.”
It’s been a rough season for Wentz, but he appears to be maintaining a good mindset.
The Eagles quarterback responded to a fan’s message on Twitter.
“God’s got a plan for me and I’ll keep pushing through this like I always do— trusting HIM and giving it everything I got!” Wentz said on Twitter.
Pederson has yet to commit to Hurts for the rest of the season, so it’s possible that we’ll see Wentz again.
New Orleans and Philadelphia are scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. E.T. on Sunday.
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