MINSHEW A MYSTERY AT QB FOR JETS IF HURTS CAN’T GO FOR EAGLES!

By Max Harper

Unless Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts’ ankle is way worse than we hear, he’ll be starting tomorrow against the Jets at Metlife.

Hurts suffered a sprained ankle last week against the Giants, and the Eagles listed him questionable on Friday.

Earlier in the week, Hurts had been confident about his ability to play against the Jets, but Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni cast some doubt on that Friday.

“We still got time to make that decision,” Sirianni told reporters when asked who would start. “We still have a little less than 48 hours to let the body heal, see what’s going on a little bit more.

“It’s an unknown right now.”

Sirianni said he felt confident in both Hurts and backup Gardner Minshew, depending on whose number is ultimately called.

“When they were here in the summer, I was actually shocked at Jalen’s ability to throw the football,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said.

“He’s a lot better than I thought. He’s a very, very talented young man and the whole offense kind of stems off of his abilities and all the different things they can do, from RPOs [run-pass options] to zone reads to power run game, then be able to drop back and throw the football and his off-schedule stuff, it’s a tremendous challenge. Something you can see they’ve been getting better at.”

Minshew, the former Jaguar, has only seen mop-up duty in one game with the Eagles since they traded for him at the end of the preseason.

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