3 Moves that could fuel a Philadelphia Eagles NFL playoff push

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Jalen Hurts
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2. The Philadelphia Eagles must alter the way that they’re using Jalen Hurts.

One of two things needs to happen. Jalen Hurts needs to stop seeing the field so much, or the Philadelphia Eagles need to let him use his arm more. This Jalen Hurts package in its current state has been figured out. If all he’s going to do is run every time (and often to his left), the ‘Birds’ might as well let Corey Clement or Boston Scott take a few snaps in the shotgun. All that’s happening is this guy is getting beaten up five times a game.

Here’s the skinny, Hurts can play, but taking him in the second round when this team had so many other needs was an awful decision unless of course, this team is willing to do what they probably should have done weeks ago, let him throw more out of these formations or bench Carson Wentz if he continues to struggle.

Now, let’s not jump the gun. This team and this franchise are married to Wentz and it should be. Still, once ’11’ turned the ball over that second time and the offense wasn’t moving, he should have sat down, even if it was only for the remainder of that particular game.

Wentz isn’t performing, and the ‘I have to get better’ routine has played out. There’s no excuse for allowing him to remain a liability and do so with impunity or for giving him the opportunity to turn the ball over a third and fourth time anymore. Andy Reid sat Donovan McNabb. The world didn’t end when that happened.  If ’11’ needs to sit and recalibrate, so be it, but let’s be frank. He’s the worst quarterback in the NFL right now, so if Hurts does come in to relieve him, how much worse can he be?