Didn't read much past the headlines. Went to sleep in 3rd quarter, Eagles trailing by a field goal. Woke up to find quarterback pulled for backup after missing on pass. Backup, from what I read, proceeded to fumble twice on ensuing possessions and all but give the game away. I didn't watch it. Maybe starting quarterback Jalen Hurts (no pun intended) got hurt, and we just don't know about it. Maybe coach saw something he didn't like. Maybe maybe maybe, or maybe you don't pull your #1 if you really want to win. We'll never know. Only know the obvious. Giants went home.
The coach said before the game he intended to play both qb's.as a Washington fan,i was absolutely fine with the move
If I were a Washington fan, I'd applaud the move too! But as an NFL fan, where a playoff position is in the balance, it just doesn't sit well. Maybe in August, not in January. No matter, what's done is done.
Though the Eagles owed the Giants nothing, for the sake of integrity they owed it to the League and themselves to put their team in the best position to win.
I am by no means a crazed conspiracy theorist like the ones we see today,but auditioning a dime a dozen 3rd string QB such as Nate Sudfeld made little sense to me. On the other hand, placing relevant Jalen Hurts in a possible game winning situation when given the chance would have been understandable considering future projections visions and decisions.
The only sense I can make out of that final quarter is the three draft slot movement that was on the table. By laying down in the final 15 minutes, the Eagles moved from #9 to 6 in this Aprils draft.