Jalen Hurts A.J. Brown sideline discussion
Eagles struggle in Monday Night Football showdown, but drama on sidelines between Hurts and Brown steals spotlight. Will tensions affect game?
The Philadelphia Eagles are struggling in their Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and the focus is on what's happening on the sidelines rather than on the field. At halftime, the Eagles are trailing 17-7, and quarterback Jalen Hurts is having a quiet night, only completing 5-of-7 passes for 46 yards and an interception.
In the second quarter, Hurts threw an interception while targeting star wide receiver A.J. Brown. There's some debate about whether the interception was legitimate, as it appeared that Brown waited until the defender stood up and then ripped the ball away from him. However, the referees saw it differently. After the interception, Brown and Hurts had an animated discussion on the sidelines.
Brown has only caught one pass for eight yards in the game, but the entire Philadelphia passing offense has been limited, so it's not just him missing out on passes.
EJ Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer observed that Brown and Hurts seemed to be in disagreement about where the route should have ended up. On the ManningCast, Peyton Manning analyzed the play and pointed out that Brown was so open on the in-route that he started working his way upfield and waved his arm to get Hurts' attention.
This isn't the first time that Hurts and Brown have had a heated exchange during a game, but it's all part of two competitive individuals trying to ensure they are performing at their best. Hopefully, in the second half, these two can get on the same page and lead the Eagles to the end zone.