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Jalen Hurts’ status for ‘Monday Night Football’ revealed

Jalen Hurts smiling

Dec 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Hurts has been battling an illness leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles’ game against the Seattle Seahawks, but it sounds like the star quarterback plans to play.

Taylor Bisciotti of NFL Network reports that Hurts “is definitely going to try and play” on Monday night. Hurts began feeling ill on Thursday and had a fever and body aches over the weekend.

Bisciotti’s colleague Ian Rapoport added that Hurts has experienced flu-like symptoms but does not have the flu.

Hurts did not practice on Friday due to the illness. He was then downgraded to questionable on Sunday after he reportedly began feeling worse the night before.

Hurts is coming off a poor performance in Philadelphia’s 33-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week. The Eagles also looked outclassed in a 42-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers the week before, so they have not fared well against the NFC’s best teams.

If Hurts cannot play on Monday night, backup Marcus Mariota would get the start. The 10-3 Eagles are still tied for the best record in football, but they would face an uphill battle in a tough road game if Hurts sits.


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