When the Eagles selected Jalen Hurts back in April, speculation started on how the Eagles would use him. Would he sit on the bench behind Carson Wentz and take an entire year to learn the offense? Would Doug Pederson use him similar to how Taysom Hill is down in New Orleans?
We are six games into the season, and even though Wentz has yet to miss a single snap, Hurts has been able to get on the field a total of 18 times. In those 18 snaps, the offense has averaged 10.2 yards/snap with nine 1st downs and one touchdown.
Here's a full breakdown of those 18 plays:
The Eagles are experiencing yet another rampage of injuries, especially to their offense; just Carson Wentz and Jason Kelce remain as the only healthy offensive starters. They face a quick turnaround as they will face the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football.
With all of those injuries the team is facing along and the decent sample size from Hurts, Doug Pederson has to be considering a larger role for Hurts in the Eagles offense this upcoming week. However, the element of surprise will be taken away with an increased role for Hurts, so it will have to come down to Hurts being able to make plays when the Giants know what is coming.