Eagles Bench Carson Wentz, Starting Jalen Hurts
The Philadelphia Eagles are benching quarterback Carson Wentz, who has had the worst season of his NFL career, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter.
Wentz will now backup rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts, who was named the team’s starter by Eagles head coach Doug Pederson on Tuesday.
Wentz, 27, ranked first in interceptions (15) and sacks (46), 31st in completion percentage (58.1%) and 30th in yards per attempt (6.02) entering Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, a game that got out of hand quickly before Hurts entered and almost led the team to a comeback.
Wentz inked a four-year, $128 million extension back in 2019.