Jalen Hurts, the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, may not be able to suit up for their upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Hurts has been downgraded to questionable due to an illness that has kept him out of practice and still has him feeling under the weather.
Concerned about potentially infecting his teammates, Hurts will be traveling separately from the team to Seattle. This precautionary measure aims to minimize the risk of spreading the illness within the team.
Originally scheduled for Sunday, the game has been flexed to Monday night, giving Hurts an extra day to recover and potentially be ready for the matchup. However, if he is unable to play, the Eagles will turn to veteran backup Marcus Mariota, who has seen limited playing time this season.
Adding to the uncertainty of the game, the Seahawks’ starting quarterback, Geno Smith, is also listed as questionable with a groin injury that forced him to sit out last week’s game. If Smith is unable to play, the Seahawks would rely on Drew Lock to lead their offense.
In addition to Hurts’ uncertain status, the Eagles have ruled out three other players for Monday Night Football: cornerback Darius Slay, right guard Cam Jurgens, and linebacker Zach Cunningham. Replacement players have been named for each position, but their absence still poses a challenge for the Eagles.
With potential backup quarterbacks taking the field, Monday night’s game between the Eagles and the Seahawks becomes even more unpredictable. Both teams will need to adapt to the absence of their starting quarterbacks and make the most of their available options.
As fans eagerly anticipate the game, the question remains: who will emerge victorious in this matchup filled with uncertainties? Stay tuned for Monday Night Football to find out.
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