“If it was my decision,” the former Philly defensive back said, “I think I’d go with the rookie.”
Wentz has devolved this year into one of the NFL’s worst quarterbacks … he leads the league in interceptions with 15 and has the Eagles underperforming at just 3-8-1.
But, head coach Doug Pederson has been non-committal about sitting the QB in favor of Hurts (their second-round pick) … and Samuel tells us he thinks that’s a mistake.
The ex-Eagles star says a QB swap could inject some life — and wins — into a team that still has a very good shot at winning the NFC East crown.
“It’s all about the W,” Samuel says. “It’s all about winning. It’s all about production. If we have to bite a big cap loss, give away a lot of money and we think we got to move forward to make our team better, that’s what I think you definitely have to do.”
Pederson DID make the switch from Wentz to Hurts late in the Eagles’ loss to the Packers on Sunday … and Hurts seemed to be comfortable under center, throwing for 1 TD and 1 INT and rushing for 29 yards.
It remains unclear if Wentz will get the reins back this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints … but, if it were up to Samuel, he’s making it clear the decision would’ve already been made.
“That would be my move.”