For the second time this season, the Eagles will wear their all-black alternate uniforms on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
I treat the Eagles' uniform decisions with the utmost importance. When the Birds wore their all-black set against the Giants on Thursday Night Football in October, I derided it as a panic move for a struggling team. Yes, the Eagles are struggling more than they have in nearly a decade right now, but I actually love this move. Why? Jalen Hurts.
Hurts brought a spark to an ailing Eagles offense this past Sunday on the road in Green Bay. With Hurts now taking the reins as the Eagles starter for a benched Carson Wentz, at least for this week, I respect the decision to bring a different type of energy for a different kind of Eagles football.
Yes, I know the Eagles wear their black uniforms twice per season and it was inevitable that they would wear them once again either this week or in Week 17, but I appreciate the timing. In a much safer world, I love to imagine the atmosphere with fans for a black-out game with Hurts making his first career start against New Orleans and Taysom Hill, a player he was compared to when the Eagles drafted him back in April.
I still maintain that the Eagles white jerseys and green pants uniforms are the greatest combination for this team, but I'm into this alternate vibe for Hurts on Sunday.