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Jalen Hurts Isn't Getting Chance to Be Eagles No. 2 QB

David Kaestle
Jalen Hurts at Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp.
Jalen Hurts at Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp. / Pool/Getty Images
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When the Philadelphia Eagles shocked everyone and selected former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, some people questioned if Carson Wentz's future with the team was in jeopardy.

However, as NFL training camps continue on, we are starting to get a better picture of how teams are going to look this season. Not only is Hurts not going to be challenging Wentz for the starting job, he's not even going to be suiting up as the backup quarterback, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

The backup job apparently already belongs to Nate Sudfeld. Now, this doesn't mean that Hurts will spend his entire rookie season riding the pine, but you would have at least expected the high draft pick to mean he was a favorite for the backup job.

The Eagles have said they have a variety of ways they plan to use Hurts in their offense. With a creative offensive coach like Pederson and a dynamic and athletic playmaker like Hurts, there are tons of possibilities, all of which the Eagles will surely explore. But for now, being the backup quarterback isn't one of them.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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