Miles Sanders Admits That Eagles Players Were Not Happy With Doug Pederson’s Decision To Bench Jalen Hurts For Nate Sudfeld

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There’s more some drama coming out of Philadelpphia after head coach Doug Pederson decided to bench starting QB Jalen Hurts for third-string QB Nate Sudfeld during a close game against Washington on Sunday.

On Monday night, Jeff McClane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that several Eagles players were unhappy with the coach’s decision to bench Hurts and had to be held back from confronting Pederson on the sidelines during the game.


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.

During a radio appearance on 94.1 WIP Tuesday, Eagles running back Miles Sanders admitted that nobody on the team was happy with the decision but isn’t sure who to blame for it.

Apparently Eagles players were aware about the possibiliy Sudfeld could play in the game but didn’t like the fact that Pederson inserted him in while the team still had an opportunity to win.

It’s pretty clear to anyone with football knowledge that Pederson and the Eagles were tanking for a better draft pick, maybe they should have given the players are heads up before it happened.