PHILADELPHIA – Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he was “training to win” Sunday night in the regular season final against the Washington soccer team, despite being drawn to mid-back. Galen Horts In a three-point game early in the fourth quarter in favor Nate Sudfield.
Pederson added that it was his decision alone and not affected by the front office, which saw the Eagles’ position improve with a 20-14 loss, which gave Washington the NFC East title. A Philadelphia win would have given the New York Giants a 6–10 division by breaking a tie.
Pederson said the plan to get into the Sunday night game is to get Sudfield to play some time.
“Nate has been here for four years and I felt he deserved a chance to take some pictures,” Pederson said.
Pederson responded to the idea that he was trying to lose the game by noticing that veterans like Brandon GrahamAnd the Zak Arts And the Darius was slaughtered play. However, the recipient Shawn Geoffrey And quarterback Carson Wentz Both were healthy scratches, and the switch from Hurts to Sudfeld was not related to performance, according to Pederson.
Hurts finished a 7 of 20 pass for 72 yards with interceptions and two accelerated descent. It was withdrawn early in the fourth with Washington increasing 17-14.
“As a competitor, I play to win,” Hortes said, when asked if he was disappointed about leaving the game. “You have to trust Coach with this.”
The Eagles finished the season 4–11-1 and took their sixth pick in April NFL Project. A win would have taken them to ninth overall
Hortes, who replaced Wentz last month as a rookie for the Eagles, ended the passerby rating of 25.4 – the lowest by the Philadelphia midfielder since then. Nick Falls Scored 9.3 regular season finalists in 2017. Foles finished the season as Super Bowl MVP.
Hurts also said he knew Pederson planned to give Sudfield some shots.
“I know the coach has a plan to do it the way he did and he has committed to his plan,” Hortes said.
The Eagles missed the qualifiers for the first time since Pederson’s first season in 2016. They face many important decisions in the off-season, starting with the mediators’ dilemma.
Wentz plans to request a deal because his relationship with Pederson is irreparably riven, sources in the league told ESPN. If the Eagles move out of Wentz, they must make that decision by the second day of the league year 2021 – sometime in mid-March – because on the third day of the league year, his base salary of $ 22 million for 2022 becomes fully guaranteed and his bonus is paid for 2021. Amounting to 10 million dollars.
Hurts, the Eagles’ second-round pick last year, began the last four games of the season. Philadelphia went 1-3 in those games.
“I was given the opportunity to lead the team,” Hortes said. “I had every intention of hitting the postseason … This will sit on my chest all off season.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.