While the disdain for the Washington Commanders doesn’t match the hatred we all feel whenever there’s a mere mention of the Dallas Cowboys or New York Giants, there isn’t a Birds fan on the Planet that sees burgundy or gold and doesn’t feel a sick feeling in their stomachs when it happens.
Don’t look now, but the Eagles/Washington rivalry just got a shot in the arm.
The Eagles and Jalen Hurts will battle Wentz twice per season now.
Raise your hand if you thought that, two years after selecting Jalen Hurts in Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft that, two years later, Wentz would be on the Eagles’ regular-season schedule twice annually as an opponent. If you answered that question by saying yes, you need to pack up, move to Las Vegas, and help all of those casinos out by creating those game-day lines we stress over.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts have moved on from the second-overall selection of the 2016 NFL Draft after a single season. Carson Wentz has been traded to the squad formerly known as ‘The Football Team’ for “a package of picks that is thought to include two third-round picks”.
We could stop the story right there, but we’ll add a few more thoughts. One is this. Is there any reason to doubt the idea that the National Football League is the most entertaining product on Planet Earth? This stuff is like better reality television.
Second, and for now, we’ll leave you with this. There’s no better way for Jalen Hurts to prove the Eagles made the right choice by keeping him (or for Wentz to prove that Philly made a mistake by drafting Hurts in the first place) than to win this game. Throw in the fact that these are interdivisional games, and we have a potential powderkeg every time these two are scheduled to meet.
We’re ready for the regular season… like now. This is one of those games we’ll have circled. Oh, and to Jalen Hurts… If you’re going to be at your best for any opponent, it had better be the one in our nation’s capital. QB1 simply CANNOT LOSE THOSE GAMES.