The Philadelphia Eagles shall be with out Jalen Hurts for a Week 13 recreation in opposition to the New York Jets attributable to an ankle damage suffered final week in a loss to the New York Giants. Hurts was questionable to play after training on a restricted foundation all week, however he was formally dominated out about two hours earlier than kickoff, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
With Hurts sidelined, the Eagles will flip to former Jacksonville Jaguars starter Gardner Minshew to fill in at quarterback.
Minshew, 25, was one of many shock tales of 2019 when he was compelled into motion for the Jaguars early in his rookie season attributable to an damage suffered by Nick Foles in Week 1. The sixth-round choose led Jacksonville to a 6-6 file in 12 begins and completed the 12 months with 21 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
That spectacular rookie marketing campaign earned him the beginning function in Jacksonville in 2020, however the staff struggled to generate offense with Minshew on the helm. Whereas he completed the season with 16 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, the Jaguars went 1-7 with Minshew beginning and 0-8 within the video games when he was on the bench. Jacksonville then used the No. 1 choose within the 2021 NFL Draft to select quarterback Trevor Lawrence and opted to commerce Minshew to the Eagles in preseason.
Minshew’s solely motion to this point in 2021 got here when he briefly appeared within the fourth quarter of Philadelphia’s 44-7 blowout of the Detroit Lions in October. He threw simply two passes and accomplished each for 11 yards.
The Eagles are coming off their worst offensive efficiency of the 12 months after turning the ball over 4 instances in opposition to the Giants and scoring a season-low seven factors. Whereas no staff has allowed extra factors than the Jets, the staff can be coming off its greatest defensive efficiency of the season when it held the Houston Texans to simply 202 yards of complete offense.