The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that Gardner Minshew will start at quarterback today as Jalen Hurts is not ready to come back from his sprained ankle injury.

After the way that Jalen Hurts played for the Eagles last week as they lost to the New York Giants and only scored seven points, this might not be a bad thing for this team. This could give the Eagles offensive coordinator a reason to finally run the football as much as he should have been for most of the season. Both Miles Sanders and Boston Scott have shown throughout the season that they could both be very good running backs in the NFL. Against the Giants, Scott was able to put up 64 yards for a touchdown while Sanders was also able to put up 64 yards.

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If Philadelphia had run the football the entire game against the Giants, they probably walk away with a win. Instead, they allowed Jalen Hurts to go 14/31 for only 129 yards while throwing a horrendous three interceptions. Obviously, losing a starting quarterback is never something an organization hopes for, but maybe if Hurts can come back next week and Philadelphia continuously runs the football against this Jets team, it’ll open up their offense for the future.

Philadelphia still has an outside chance of making the playoffs, but they’re going to need to take care of business and win from here on out. This is the perfect game to do so against a below-average New York Jets team and Gardner Minshew will look to lead the way.