Eagles' Hurts out vs. Jets with ankle injury, Minshew to start
Hurts was limited at practice this week after sustaining the ailment in the Week 12 loss to the New York Giants. He said Wednesday he expected to play.
The 23-year-old took over the starting role in Philly this year after Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts. The second-year passer has completed 60.1% of his passes for 13 touchdowns to eight interceptions while posting a 5-7 record in 2021. He's also hurt opponents with his legs, rushing for 695 yards and eight scores.
Minshew will make his first start with the Eagles since joining them in an offseason trade from the Jaguars. He started 20 games over two seasons in Jacksonville, posting a 7-13 record.
Reid Sinnett, an undrafted rookie last year, will serve as Minshew's backup against the Jets.