NFL fans are begging the Eagles to bench Carson Wentz for Jalen Hurts

NFL fans are begging the Eagles to bench Carson Wentz for Jalen Hurts

It’s no secret that Eagles fans have been disappointed with the play of Carson Wentz this season.

Wentz entered Week 12 with an NFL-high 13 interceptions and six games throwing multiple picks. He was intercepted twice last week in a loss to the Browns.

The quarterback hasn’t looked much better Monday night against the Seahawks, completing just 2 of 8 passes for 4 yards on Philadelphia’s first five possessions. Each of those Eagles drives resulted in a three-and-out.

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Wentz finally found a rhythm on his sixth drive, getting it done both with his legs (two rushes for 33 yards) and his arm (5-of-9 passing, 26 yards, TD) to cut Philadelphia’s deficit to 14-6 at halftime. But it seems that many fans have already seen enough of Wentz this season, and want to see what second-round pick Jalen Hurts can do instead.

Hurts has been used primarily as a Wildcat QB, much like how the Saints used Tayson Hill before Drew Brees’ injury. But he did complete his lone pass in the first half Monday: A 6-yard toss to Alshon Jeffery. That puts him at 3-of-3 passing for 33 yards on the season. He’s also carried the ball 12 times this season for 56 yards (4.7 yards per carry).

It’s a small sample size for sure, but many fans are getting antsy and want to see what Hurts can do as a full-time starter.