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PHILADELPHIA — Eagles running back Miles Sanders said “nobody” on the team was in favor of the decision to pull quarterback Jalen Hurts in favor of Nate Sudfeld during a three-point game early in the fourth quarter against the Washington Football Team on Sunday night.
“If I’m being honest, nobody liked the decision. Nobody. That’s all I can say,” Sanders said during an appearance on 94.1 WIP on Tuesday. “I don’t know who was the main person behind that decision, but all I know is a lot of people on the team were confused.”
Pederson said the plan during the week was to get Sudfeld some snaps in a Week 17 game that had no playoff implications for the Eagles. Some players, including the quarterbacks, knew of the intention to insert Sudfeld into the game in the second half, while others were caught by surprise.
Center Jason Kelce, a team leader, approached Pederson to ask him about his decision to pull Hurts during the game, a source confirmed, though it was described as nonconfrontational.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, two defensive players had to be held back from approaching Pederson after the move