‘Shocked And Outraged’ Eagles Players Reportedly Had To Be Held Back From Confronting HC Doug Pederson

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It seems like Eagles players weren’t happy with head coach Doug Pederson with his strategy on Sunday night.

During the team’s final game against Washington, Pederson made the bizarre decision of benching starter Jalen Hurts for Nate Sudfeld in the second half of a close game which led to accusations of tanking from fans.

According to Jeff McLane of the Philly Inquirer, several Eagles players were angry with Pederson for benching Hurts. McClane goes on to say that at least two players had to be held back from confronting Pederson on the bench.

Via Philadelphia Inquirer

When Doug Pederson pulled Jalen Hurts for Nate Sudfeld early in the fourth quarter in Sunday’s season finale against Washington, many Eagles players and coaches were shocked and outraged, team sources told The Inquirer.

Some were angry. Two defensive players had to be held back from approaching Pederson. Center Jason Kelce and another offensive starter went to the coach to ask him why he had pulled the starting quarterback with the Eagles trailing by only three.

Even Hurts seemed disappointed with the move when cameras caught him saying “it’s not right” while on the bench.

After the game, Pederson denied trying to tank and said he just wanted to get Sudfeld some snaps before the end of the season.