The Eagles provided a shock to the football world with their upset of the New Orleans Saints behind a gutsy performance from new starting quarterback Jalen Hurts. People are taking notice, as former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison remarked on NBC's Football Night in America program that Hurts should be the Eagles' guy at quarterback going forward.
If you're Doug Pederson, don't even mess around with this. Name Jalen Hurts the starter this week," Harrison said. "Avoid all the distractions and let him play. He deserves it. He earned it."
His co-host, former Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, felt as if the Eagles called a game offensively that uniquely suited Hurts."
"[Pederson] actually played to Jalen Hurts' strength," Dungy said. "They called plays that allowed Jalen Hurts to be himself. I don't know if they did that for Carson Wentz."
Pederson has yet to name Hurts the Eagles' starter ahead of their Week 15 game against the Cardinals in Arizona, but the evidence that he should do so is mounting after his play against New Orleans.