New York Giants: Divisional rival Eagles to have QB competition after Wentz trade

Dec 9, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Wentz has been a divisional foe of the New York Giants since joining the Eagles in 2016, but that will be no more after the Eagles moved him to the Colts for a pair of draft picks. The move ushers in questions about the quarterback position in Philly while the Giants, on the other hand, more or less know they’re sticking with Daniel Jones this season for better or worse.

The trade was reported on by ESPN, who also claims that Jalen Hurts isn’t the automatic starter now that Wentz is moving on from Philadelphia.

Wentz will be reunited with Colts head coach Frank Reich, his former offensive coordinator in Philadelphia, and help fill the void left by Philip Rivers’ retirement, while the Eagles are likely to turn to Jalen Hurts, though they also intend to bring in competition for him. The Eagles’ starting job is not expected to automatically go to Hurts.

Hurts shared time with Wentz last season but didn’t throw any passes against the Giants. Famously, he was pulled from the final game of the season for Philadelphia which the Eagles would lose to keep the Giants out of the playoffs and give themselves better draft position.

It remains to be seen whether the Eagles plan on bringing in competition through the draft or free agency. Either way, however, the Giants might come into the season with an advantage given how they aren’t figuring out their own quarterback situation right now.

Daniel Jones is obviously set to be the starter, even though it’s unknown how long he’ll hold onto the title. It’s hard to say the same about Hurts, and no matter who is starting, the Eagles will have to adjust to someone different taking the reins.