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Jalen Hurts getting first team practice snaps, expected to see increase in playing time in Week 12

The Eagles are making changes at the quarterback position in Week 12.

Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up as Jalen Hurts #2 looks on prior to the game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 22, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles are making a change at the quarterback position, but it’s not quite a complete change. Carson Wentz will remain the starting quarterback in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks, but rookie Jalen Hurts will see more work on the field and without Wentz also on the field, according to Ian Rapoport.

Hurts has gotten time this season, but it was usually with Wentz on as a decoy. Numerous media sources are reporting Hurts has been getting first team reps in practice, and is on track to “see his most significant snaps yet.”

The Eagles have struggled mightily, thanks in large part to Wentz regressing in a big way. He’s already matched his rookie season for most interceptions, and is on track for career worsts in most every passing category. The Eagles remain in the thick of the NFC East division race, but that’s because of how bad the division is more than anything else.

The team drafted Hurts with some kind of plan in mind, and now we’re going to see what that might entail. Neither Wentz or Hurts is worth starting in fantasy football, but Hurts is worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses.