Jalen Hurts offers promise in Eagles' loss to Ravens

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PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles need to give quarterback Jalen Hurts a bigger role.

That has become increasingly obvious over the past several weeks, and was crystallized in Sunday’s 30-28 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. An Eagles offense that was ineffective for long stretches sprang to life on the handful of plays Hurts was inserted into the lineup.

Jalen Hurts was one of few bright spots in the Eagles’ loss to the Ravens on Sunday. AP Photo/Chris Szagola

Philadelphia generated 109 yards on six plays out of two-quarterback looks (18.0 average), compared to 255 yards on the other 58 snaps (4.4 average). Hurts totaled 26 yards on three touches and gave the Ravens a little something extra to think about when he wasn’t involved on the play, including on Miles Sanders‘ 74-yard run that resulted in a JJ Arcega-Whiteside touchdown.

The idea that Carson Wentz should be benched in favor of Hurts should be put on ice for now. Wentz nearly rallied a decimated offense back from a 16-point, fourth-quarter deficit, throwing for 213 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Not to mention, the Eagles are tied to Wentz financially after giving him a four-year, $128 million extension last

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