Dec 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) takes the handoff from quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Miles Sanders: No players liked QB switch

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders said he wasn’t a fan of the team’s decision to bench quarterback Jalen Hurts during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s season finale against the Washington Football Team.

Sanders also said he wasn’t alone.

“If I’m being honest, nobody liked the decision, nobody,” Sanders said Tuesday on 94.1 WIP in Philadelphia. “That’s all I can say, really. I don’t know who was the main person behind that decision. All I know is that a lot of people on the team were confused.”

Sanders said he didn’t know whose decision it was to insert third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld into the game. The Eagles trailed by three points at the time and ultimately dropped a 20-14 decision to Washington.

Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson said that he planned to get Sudfeld some snaps in the season finale, although others were quick to point that the Eagles benefitted by losing that game. They landed the No. 6 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

On Monday, New York Giants coach Joe Judge voiced his displeasure with the decision that played a role in his team being excluded from the playoffs. The Giants (6-10) would have captured the NFC East had the Eagles won on Sunday night.

“To disrespect the effort that everyone put forward to make this season a success in the National Football League, to disrespect the game by going out there and not competing for 60 minutes and doing everything they can to help those players win, we will never do that as long as I am the head coach of the New York Giants,” Judge said.

–Field Level Media