Sep 23, 2022 - Sports

Wentz-forth, the Birds are Hurts' team

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Washington quarterback Carson Wentz.
Jalen Hurts and Carson Wentz. Photos: Patrick Smith/Getty Images; Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Carson Wentz should be doing his best Toby Keith impersonation when the Birds visit NFC East rival Washington this Sunday, asking Philly: "How do you like me now?"

  • But, really, he already knows the answer. Philly fans have moved on to greener pastures with the emergence of our media darling QB and potential MVP candidate Jalen Hurts, once Wentz's understudy.

Driving the news: Reporters tried getting Wentz and Hurts to revisit their time together this week, but both pretty much said the square root of nothing revelatory.

  • Wentz called his time in Philly a "whirlwind" and a "wild ride."
  • Hurts had perfunctory things to say about big-arm Wentz: "He's a big guy, hard to tackle. He just makes kind of crazy plays in the pocket."

By the numbers: Both QBs have put up impressive numbers so far with Hurts coming off a stellar performance against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, tossing for 333 yards and a TD, and running for another 57 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

What they're saying: Everyone is pie-in-the-sky about Hurts, from ESPN's Stephen "Screamin' A" Smith to Vegas and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

  • Bookies moved odds on Hurts winning MVP after his standout performance against the Vikes, ESPN reports, and Jones basically admitted the Dak Prescott-less Cowboys face trouble when they play the Birds in Week 6.
  • "(He's) a guy that has always been able to run, very athletic, very strong — and that's not surprising," Jones said during a radio appearance this week. "They're doing a good job up there, and they're going to be all we can handle."
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