Eagles news: Garret Gilbert starting, Eagles announce inactives

Posted on December 21, 2021

It turns out Washington wasn’t so lucky after Sunday’s game got pushed to Tuesday. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Quarterback Garrett Gilbert will be getting the start tonight, with Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen (COVID) out.

Gilbert has appeared in seven games through his first three seasons in the NFL, starting just one. He’s thrown for 283 yards (52.3% completion rate) with one touchdown and one interception to go along with a 70.5 QBR.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Gilbert filled in for the Dallas Cowboys last season after the team struggled to find a suitable replacement following Dak Prescott’s injury. It was the only game he appeared in for them, which he lost.

Gilbert’s mediocrity absolutely needs to be utilized by the Eagles. It was one thing to lose to a Daniel Jones-led Giants team, but another loss to a division rival with a subpar QB would be devastating. Additionally, playing bad quarterbacks is something the team can continue to look forward to:

Let’s see if Nick Sirianni can have the defense ready to go tonight.

Tay Gowan, Reid Sennett Among Inactives 

The Eagles announced their inactives for tonight’s game, which includes defensive backs Tay Gowan and Kary Vincent Jr., quarterback Reid Sennett, and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu. No big surprises, as all of the players weren’t expected to make any contributions.

Sennett was the backup quarterback for the Eagles-Jets game behind Gardner Minshew two weeks ago. Now that Jalen Hurts is ready and raring to go tonight, Sennett will hit the bench. Depending on what the Eagles do with Minshew, however, Sennett could see more backup opportunities in the future.

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