Jalen Hurts once again represented the first team at practice Thursday as he continues to make progress ahead of the Eagles’ Week 18 game against the New York Giants, team sources said.
The Eagles quarterback, who hasn’t played since spraining his shoulder against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 18, represented the first team for the second straight day at Novakea Complex. Hurts still has some hurdles to clear before being announced as Sunday’s starter, but he continues his progress.
On Thursday, Hearts did more than he did last week in the portion of practice open to the media regarding both pitching the football and participating in non-throwing practice. I also specifically participated in the ball security drill at .
The Eagles could clinch both the NFC East title and the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a win on Sunday, but they’ve lost their last two games, with Hearts out and Gardner Minshew in the starting lineup. bottom.
Several Eagles players, including tight end Dallas Gordart, said Hearts “looked good” on Thursday and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen called the 24-year-old signal caller “trapped.” expressed.
The Hearts first returned to practice on December 29, but were officially ruled out on Sunday morning, hours before kickoff, after first being listed as questionable in a game against the New Orleans Saints.
Before his injury against the Bears, Hurts was considered one of the frontrunners for NFL MVP. His sophomore starter this season, he threw for 3,472 yards with 22 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions, along with 747 yards and 13 points scored.