NBC’s Cris Collinsworth was not a fan of the Eagles’ strategy on Sunday night.
During a competitive game on Sunday Night Football, the Eagles decided to bench starting QB Jalen Hurts for third-string QB Nate Sudfeld.
Eagles took Jalen Hurts out of the game for Nate Sudfeld 👀 pic.twitter.com/irWzjgqODw
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 4, 2021
Nate Sudfeld is in at QB for the #Eagles… Jalen Hurts might be done for the night for whatever reason.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 4, 2021
The Eagles offense immediately struggled with Sudfeld in at QB and the team went on to lose the game 20-14. It was clear to anyone watching the game that the Eagles were tanking the game to get a better pick in the draft.
The Eagles get the 6th pick if they lose. They get the 9th pick if they win. Pederson won’t admit to this being the reason postgame. I assume (hope?) for his sake he has organizational approval to do this because this is as blatant as tanking gets in the NFL. https://t.co/a38P3bsSSS
— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) January 4, 2021
Collinsworth saw what the Eagles were doing and had to say something about it.
Collinsworth blasts the Eagles for tanking pic.twitter.com/hBOu10GjUX
— Viral Sports (@NotScTop10plays) January 4, 2021
I couldn’t have done what Philadelphia did, I simply could not have done it. You got men out there who are fighting their guts out trying to win the game and I’m not blaming anybody, I personally could not have done what they did.
One of those rare instances were I completely agree with Cris Collinsworth.