Nick Sirianni: Gardner Minshew played a really good game, Jalen Hurts starter when healthy

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Quarterback Gardner Minshew got the call for the Eagles on Sunday with Jalen Hurts sidelined by an ankle injury and he made his first start with the team a winning one.

Minshew was 20-of-25 for 242 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-18 victory that pushed the Eagles to 6-7 heading into their bye week. After the game, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said that he was pleased with how Minshew played and how he took care of the football.

“I thought he played a really good game. Our message to Gardner was be yourself and protect that football. If you be yourself, it’s going to be enough. Really happy for Gardner,” Sirianni said, via 97.5 The Fanatic.

Protecting the football was a problem for Jalen Hurts in Week 12 as he threw three interceptions in a 13-7 loss to the Giants. Sirianni said he thinks Hurts will be healthy enough to play after the bye and that he is “of course” the team’s starter once he’s healthy enough to play.

9 responses to “Nick Sirianni: Gardner Minshew played a really good game, Jalen Hurts starter when healthy

  1. Gardner is a good career backup, and that’s okay. In fact, it’s more than okay. They make damn good money and stay healthy enough to enjoy it in their later years.

  2. If Hurts continues to improve he might reach the level of good career back up.
    Would love to see Gardner at QB with Jalen as his RB, just for the heck of seeing it.

  3. The rest of the NFL prays the Philthy team plays Hurts. He’s truly just a running back who can’t throw.

  4. If we didn’t have labels like “starter” or “backup” already established in Philly, Minshew might’ve already done enough to be the guy for the remainder of this season.

  5. I don’t know why it’s just obviously Hurts job going forward, what has he done? I don’t think Hurts is capable of passing the ball like Minshew did today.

  6. Minshew looked really good today.. I’m torn.. I feel like there’s a little more upside to Hurt’s game (that comes with consistency and experience, if you’re willing to wait).. I think if Minshew is the guy between the two, then the team definitely needs to look into another option as the franchise qb (but maybe not right away).. Minshew feels like a great bridge qb and a great back up qb.. Hurts feels like he can be a franchise qb at his absolute ceiling, but would require stars aligning, time, patience, perfect coaching and a lot more work on his end.. personally, I don’t care what direction they take right now at qb (neither of the 2 drives me wild right now) – get that defense right and continue to build around the promising players on offense.. let’s start there

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