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Jalen Hurts isn’t in the lineup tonight for some reason. The Eagles have announced that their quarterback will not play against the Patriots.

On Thursday night, Jalen Hurts was set to make his second preseason start for the Eagles.
Instead, Philadelphia’s first-team offense was led by experienced backup Joe Flacco.
Fans of the Eagles were left with a lot of doubts as a result of this.
Does the Eagles’ coaching staff want to see Flacco work with the team following his strong preseason performance?
Is Hurts suffering from an injury?
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Is it a Patriots game?
Hurts would miss the game due to illness, according to the Eagles, who swiftly announced it on Twitter.
Due to an sickness, quarterback Jalen Hurts will not be playing tonight.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 19, 2021 Michael Garafolo of NFL Media confirmed minutes later that the illness was not caused by COVID-19.
Hurts is unlikely to be released for a long time as a result of this.
Without Hurts, the Eagles’ first drive was a disaster.
On the third play from scrimmage, backup center Nate Herbig fired a snap over Flacco’s head.
Flacco recovered the loose ball, but was subsequently strip-sacked by Matt Judon.
Jalen Mills, a Patriots safety, recovered Flacco’s fumble, giving New England possession at the Philadelphia 9 yard line.
Damien Harris completed the short drive with a 5-yard touchdown run two plays later.