In the video above, Ben Maller shares his biggest takeaways from Philadephia Eagles vs. New York Jets and believes the performance by Gardner Minshew has created a legitimate quarterback controversy between him and Jalen Hurts.
Ben Maller: "Do the eagles have a quarterback controversy with the way Gardner Minshew played against the Jets? I'm nodding my head, YES...The devil's advocate argument is, 'everyone plays well against the Jets. They're a bunch of lightweights.' Still, the Eagles lost to an equal lightweight in the Giants the week prior in Jersey. That was Jalen Hurts who played that game and threw interceptions all over the place. Gardner Minshew was out there flexing and strutting around, showing you all the accuracy in that first half in particular. 14 of 15 passing the football in the first half, 188 yards, 2 touchdowns, 158.3 perfect quarterback rating. Minshew mania painting the Mona Lisa at the quarterback position. It was a masterpiece. He let his play do the talking and for that, he deserves consideration for another start.
Jalen Hurts, as far as his ability to throw the ball is flawed. There's not a lot of defense for Jalen Hurts for his ability to throw the ball. Despite Philly's attempt to prop up Jalen Hurts, in terms of throwing the football, that is the weak link."