Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld replaced Jalen Hurts early in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's Week 17 game, causing a storm of reaction on social media -- especially among New York Giants faithful.
Pulling Hurts was the Eagles' plan going in to this game. Not only did it limit the punishment Hurts took behind a skeleton-crew offensive line while giving Sudfeld some reps, but it also conveniently lowered the Eagles' chances of winning the game.
The Eagles' 20-14 loss to Washington secured the No. 6 overall pick in April's NFL draft while a win would have dropped the Eagles to No.