Needed to get Nate Sudfeld a few reps, He was ‘coaching to win’ against Washington, , Philadelphia Eagles’ Doug Pederson says
Hawks mentor Doug Pederson said he was “coaching to win” Sunday night’s normal season finale against the Washington Football Team in spite of pulling quarterback Jalen Hurts in a three-point game from the get-go in the final quarter for Nate Sudfeld.
Pederson added that it was his choice alone and not impacted by the front office, which saw the Eagles’ draft position improve because of the 20-14 misfortune, which conveyed Washington the NFC East title.
A success by Philadelphia would have given the 6-10 New York Giants the division through a sudden death round.
Pederson said the arrangement going into Sunday night’s down was to get Sudfeld some playing time.
“Nate has been here for four years and I felt he deserved an opportunity to get some snaps,” Pederson said.
Pederson pushed back on the idea that he was attempting to lose the game by noticing that veterans like Brandon Graham, Zach Ertz and Darius Slay played.
In any case, beneficiary Alshon Jeffery and quarterback Carson Wentz were both sound scratches, and the change from Hurts to Sudfeld was not about execution, as indicated by Pederson.
Damages completed 7-of-20 passing for 72 yards with an interference and two hurrying scores. He was pulled from the get-go in the fourth with Washington up 17-14.
“As a competitor, I play to win,” Hurts said when inquired as to whether was baffled about leaving the game. “You’ve just got to trust Coach with that.”
The Eagles completed the season 4-11-1 and made sure about the 6th pick in April’s NFL draft. A success would have moved them to 10th in general.