NFL says it won’t penalize Philly for pulling quarterback

The Philadelphia Eagles were blasted by many after pulling their starting quarterback in a key late season game against Dallas. The NFL, however, said it will not penalize the team for the way the situation was handled.

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January 13, 2021 - 9:49 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles won’t be penalized after the NFL looked into the way the team handled its quarterback decisions in the final regular-season game against Washington, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to reveal the conversations.

Doug Pederson, who was fired by Philadelphia on Monday, removed Jalen Hurts for third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld in the fourth quarter of a 20-14 loss on Jan. 3. The Eagles trailed by a field goal when Sudfeld, who hadn’t thrown a pass in a game since 2018, entered. He was picked on his second attempt and also lost a fumble.

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