- David Carr believes Marcus Mariota now gives the Eagles more chances to win
- Carr is a NFL Network analyst and former league quarterback who retired in 2013
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Former NFL quarterback and current NFL Network analyst David Carr believes the Philadelphia Eagles should start Marcus Mariota over Jalen Hurts moving forward.
‘I’d say he’s probably better at playing quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles,’ Carr said of Mariota. ‘Right now, he would be more productive. Later, when you’re healthy, we’ll see you in the playoffs Jalen.’
‘Clearly Jalen isn’t comfortable reading through a defense in a drop-back pass scenario. Some would say he’s not even good at it,’ Carr continued.
‘You have to have a serious conversation if you’re Philly. And you have to really say “is it better for us to play Marcus Mariota right now and let Jalen get fully healthy,”‘ Carr stated.
Carr proposed the idea while the Eagles are clearly in the postseason picture and not in true danger of falling beyond seventh place in the NFC.
Jalen Hurts temporarily left the Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday with a concussion
Longtime journeyman quarterback Marcus Mariota replaced Hurts against San Francisco
David Carr was a quarterback in the NFL and believes the Eagles should start Mariota right now
Hurts temporarily exited Philadelphia’s game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday to be evaluated for a concussion, with Mariota replacing him.
Carr credited the unique idea of benching Hurts to the bigger picture for the Eagles, who have a main goal of winning the Super Bowl and should let their star quarterback rest through games that don’t have win-or-go-home stakes.
Evidenced by Sunday’s loss to San Francisco, Carr believes it won’t make a difference to Philadelphia whether it’s the No. 1 playoff seed or not.
The Eagles haven’t made any injury designation for Hurts and also haven’t stated the man they signed to a $255-million extension this offseason won’t start Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
To finish out the regular season, Philadelphia also has games against the Seattle Seahawks, the Arizona Cardinals, and a pair of contests against the New York Giants.