Sources – Carson Wentz not interested in being the backup quarterback, will want to leave the Philadelphia Eagles if Jalen Hurts stays a starter


Carson Wentz is not interested in being an alternate quarterback and would like to leave the Eagles if the current situation – with Jalen Hurts starting below center – continues in Philadelphia, sources related to the team have told ESPN.
While the Eagles quarterback situation remains fluid with three games to go this season, Wentz is not happy with the way events have unfolded in the organization, sources say.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson has not said whether the change in quarterback is permanent – only going so far as to announce Hurts as a starter for Sunday, but player and team sources have told Chris Mortensen from ESPN last weekend that Hurts would remain the starter this season.

Philadelphia’s decision to bench Wentz with the Hurts has caught the attention of other NFL teams, with some supposedly asking about Wentz’s availability in a trade, sources say.

The Eagles (4-8-1), far away from winning the NFC East but still in contention, begin their final three-game streak against the Cardinals on Sunday, when Hurts make their second straight start in place of Wentz. The rookie led Philadelphia to a thwarted victory last Sunday over New Orleans and could make the decision for the Philadelphia franchise quarterback even more difficult if he continues to play well.

The Eagles selected Hurts with their second-round pick in this year’s draft and gradually worked him into their offense, initially using him under center in limited special packages before giving him the full-time job – and bench Wentz – in Week 13 against the Packers.

Hurts played well at Green Bay but was even better last week against New Orleans, passing for 167 yards and a touchdown while running 18 times for 106 yards. He took no sacks and returned the ball once becoming the Eagles’ fifth quarterback to run 100 yards in the Super Bowl era.

After initially saying he didn’t know who would start on Sunday, Pederson announced last Monday that Hurts would remain the starter against Arizona.

Team sources told ESPN earlier this month that the Eagles intend to keep Wentz despite his fights this season and that they want him to become an important part of their squad at the to come up.

But if the Eagles ultimately decide to leave Wentz, they must make that decision before the second day of the 2021 league year – somewhere in mid-March – because on the third day of the league year, his salary from base of $ 22 million. for 2022 becomes fully guaranteed, and his 2021 list bonus of $ 10 million is also paid.


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