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Who is Jalen Hurts’ backup on the Eagles depth chart?

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is reportedly dealing with an injury coming out of Week 15. We break down who his backup is heading into Week 16.

Jalen Hurts #1 and Gardner Minshew II #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles shake hands before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Lincoln Financial Field on November 07, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is dealing with a sprained shoulder following Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears. He underwent x-rays after the game, per the Philly Voice, and now is believed to be dealing with an injury that might cost him a game, but is not believed to be a long-term injury.

The Eagles have already clinched a playoff spot and are now looking to secure the top seed in the NFC. If Hurts is unable to play in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys, backup Gardner Minshew will likely step in. Minshew began his career in Jacksonville before getting traded to the Eagles in 2021. This season, he has appeared in three games and completed two passes for 34 yards.

The third string option is Ian Book, who has not appeared in any games this season. Last time Minshew faced the Cowboys as a starter in 2021, he was 19-of-33 for 186 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The Eagles lost 51-26. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 24.