The end is nigh. We are officially in Week 14 and the biggest story of the week is second-round rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts getting his first start after Carson Wentz was benched in the second half of the game against Green Bay. Hurts' performance will answer a lot of questions about the Eagles offensive woes this season, but let's break down the individual contributions from Week 13 by itself.
Best Grade: TE Dallas Goedert, 88.6
I think it may be too early to call Hightower a bust based on where he was drafted and the regime that he is in. I say to give him another year, hopefully with a new coaching staff, and then see where he's at.ok like he's lost a beat. Goedert (and Richard Rodgers for that matter) outplayed Zach Ertz since the start of the season.
Worst Grade: WR John Hightower, 43.9
I think it may be too early to call Hightower a bust based off of where he was drafted and the regime that he is in. I say to give him another year, hopefully with a new coaching staff, and then see where he's at.
Best Grade: DE Vinny Curry, 87.7
Vinny Curry's return year to Philly has been a rollercoaster. Some weeks he's completely invisible, and other weeks he's all over the field. Besides Javon Hargrave, Curry was the biggest threat to Aaron Rodgers' wellbeing this past Sunday.
Worst Grade: CB Darius Slay, 32.9
Slay has been through the gauntlet these last two weeks. After a solid first 11 weeks, Slay allowed his first 100-yard games in Weeks 12 and 13 against two of the best receivers in the league, D.K. Metcalf and Davante Adams. Slay was brought here to handle guys like that, but what seems to be a nagging lower-body injury is holding him back somewhat.
Through 13 weeks, Jason Kelce (74.8) is the fifth highest-graded center in the league. He may not be having a Pro Bowl year, but Jason Kelce is never bad.
Jordan Mailata is turning out to be the hidden gem of the 2018 draft class. His 91.4 was the second-highest pass block grade in Week 13. The Eagles took a chance on a guy who knew nothing about football aside from the movie The Blind Side and he could be their future at left tackle.
In probably the weirdest stat of the day, Carson Wentz (70.9) had a better rushing grade than Jalen Hurts (66.2). This is probably because Carson is averaging .2 more yards per carry than Hurts.