In the 4th quarter of a game they trailed by three, Pederson yanked starting quarterback Jalen Hurts in favor of…Nate Sudfeld?
Following the game, Pederson explained his intention was to win the game. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Jalen Hurts single handedly breathed life into the Eagles sluggish offense after taking over for Carson Wentz on a December night in Green Bay. A rookie with limited experience and oozing with talent – the best spot for Hurts and his development is on the field, in crunch-time of a meaningful game. Not on the bench in favor of a third stringer who hadn’t taken an NFL snap since December of 2018.
The New York Giants are calling out Pederson for a lack of integrity. The Giants would have earned the NFC East division title had the Eagles won.
No, Pederson did not rob the Giants of a post-season berth. New York finished 6 and 10…they need to clean their own house before worrying about the mess in Philly.
No, Pederson did not rob Eagles fans of a fruitless win over Washington.
What Pederson did is steal an opportunity from Hurts – his future starter – and then lie about it after the game.
That is the crime that was committed.