Jalen Hurts (Literally): Eagles QB Might Not Play in Week 16 After Suffering Injury vs. Bears (UPDATE)

With the Chicago Bears owning a 3-10 record going into yesterday’s game, I didn’t expect to see them impact the playoff race down the stretch.

But it appears as though they may have — and in a painful manner, no less.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday’s game against the Bears on a play in the third quarter, when defensive end Trevis Gipson delivered a shot:

Schefter has it as a sprained shoulder. Additionally, Schefty hears from Hurts’ agent, who believes this is *NOT* a long-term injury. NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweets that the injury is a sprain in Hurts’ throwing shoulder. That’s not good news when you’re a quarterback. And while there might be hope that this isn’t a long-term injury, it doesn’t mean it isn’t a significant one. Moreover, it is certainly one that the NFL will monitor over the next few weeks.

Hurts was the league MVP front-runner going into Sunday’s game. After doing his part in helping the Eagles pick up another win and improve to 13-1, Hurts’ stat line looks like this: 67.3% completion rate, 3,472 passing yards, 22 TD, 5 INT, and a 104.6 passer rating to go along with 156 carries, 747 rushing yards, and 13 touchdowns. If Hurts isn’t healthy enough to finish the season, it could impact the MVP race down the stretch. But more importantly, if this injury is more serious than some of the initial reports suggest, it could turn the hunt for the NFC championship on its ear. Could you imagine a Brock Purdy-Garnder Minshew II NFC title game?

In the end, I can’t stop thinking about how Trevis Gipson and the Bears have impacted the NFC playoff picture. I didn’t see that one coming.

UPDATE (4:27 PM CT) — It’s not my shoulder, so it’s a lot easier to tell others it’s not a serious injury:

written by

Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

more bears news

Yes, We Saw That Brandon Aiyuk-Jayden Daniels Video

Brandon Aiyuk and the San Francisco 49ers seem to be at a contractual stalemate. That might explain why there is a TikTok video of Aiyuk from his account sharing a FaceTime conversation with Washington Commanders rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels. In...

The Vikings QB1 Decision Is In (For Now)

When the Minnesota Vikings wrapped up OTAs, they did so with a clear message for their quarterback room. Sam Darnold will begin this summer's training camp as the Vikings starting quarterback. "We haven't had to put out a depth chart...

How Confident Are You in Tyson Bagent as QB2?

For as long as I can remember, Chicago Bears fans have had a special relationship with the backup quarterback. So much so that fans have long joked about the second-most-popular player on Chicago's football team is whichever backup QB is...

The Entire AFC North Will Be Featured On HBO’s “Hard Knocks” in 2024

At this time last year, there was a vocal segment of Chicago Bears fans hoping they'd see Justin Fields on HBO's "Hard Knocks" series. One year later, they'll get their wish. Kinda. The HBO cameras will follow all four teams...

Bears Give Back, Lions Turn to UFL For Help, 83 Nation Day, and Other Bears Bullets

Mondays during summer break as an adult aren't the same as they were when I was growing up. We're 83 days away from the Chicago Bears opening the 2024 NFL regular season with their Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee...

Happy Father’s Day! Sunday Ticket, Kevin Warren’s New Gig, and Other Bears Bullets

I spent Saturday doing cool Chicago summer things like emo brunch, record-store shopping, and celebrating 15 years of Daisy Cutter at Half Acre. Today, I'll spend time flushing all of the bad stuff from my system. But first, some Bears...

Kmet, Pace, Cunningham, Poles, Bagent, and Other Bears Bullets

A brief and random collection of scatter-brained Bears thoughts for your Saturday morning because my head is all over the place. I still can't believe the Atlanta Falcons turned down a fourth-round pick from the Bears to move back one...

Here We Go Again: Aurora Wants to be the Next Home of Chicago Bears Football

The latest in the Chicago Bears stadium watch has us looking outside of city limits for a possible landing spot for a stadium to be built later. In a recent op-ed in the Chicago Tribune co-authored by Aurora Mayor Richard...

WATCH: New Behind the Scenes Footage of NFL Draft Night Shows How Close We Were to a Bears-Falcons Trade

On Night 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft, Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Poles told the story of how Assistant General Manager Ian Cunningham kept him from making a trade-up he might've regretted. And now, we know how close the...

Jayden Daniels Becomes the Latest Rookie QB to Sign His Rookie Deal

Two of the top three picks in the 2024 NFL Draft have signed their rookie contracts. Sorry, Chicago Bears quarterback Caleb Williams is not one of them — yet. Jayden Daniels, the No. 2 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, has...

Latest News

I Really Can’t Believe Those Postgame Comments on Hector Neris

I'm not going to get into all the reasons why Hector Neris should not have gotten the chance to save tonight's game. Brett took his time and did that four days ago ... following a blown save and another nearly...

Where to Watch Portugal vs. Czech Republic: UEFA European Championship 2024 TV Channel, Start Time and Live Stream

On Tuesday, June 18 at 3:00 PM ET, Portugal matches up with the Czech Republic at Red Bull Arena in its opening game of the 2024 UEFA European Championship's group stage.The game is on FOX, if you're searching for how...

Brewers vs. Angels: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

On Tuesday, William Contreras and the Milwaukee Brewers (42-29) open a series against Taylor Ward and the Los Angeles Angels (28-43) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, with first pitch scheduled for 9:38 PM ET.The article below will provide you with...

Derrick White Would “Lose All His Teeth for a Championship”

With a little over two minutes to go in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Derrick White got a mouthful of hardwood. The now-champion dove for a loose ball only to have Mavericks big man Dereck Lively II fall on...

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 7, Cubs 6 – June 17, 2024

That, my fellow prisoners, really felt like the end of something. That was one of the most laughably predictable and soul-crushing losses of the season. After weeks and weeks and weeks of the same low-scoring, bullpen-blowing, vomit-inducing loss, the Cubs...

Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays Series June 18-20: Odds, Starting Pitchers & Predictions

On Tuesday, June 18 at 7:40 PM ET, a three-game series featuring the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays will get underway.Twins vs. Rays Series Info Rays @ Twins Time: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:40 PM ET Twins...

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros Series June 18-20: Odds, Starting Pitchers & Predictions

The Chicago White Sox are hosting the Houston Astros for a three-game series, with the action getting underway at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday, June 18.White Sox vs. Astros Series Info Astros @ White Sox Time: Tuesday, June 18 at...

Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals Series June 18-20: Odds, Starting Pitchers & Predictions

On Tuesday, June 18 at 9:40 PM ET, a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Kansas City Royals will get underway.Athletics vs. Royals Series Info Royals @ Athletics Time: Tuesday, June 18 at 9:40 PM ET Athletics...

MOONSHOT! Ian Happ Hit it Onto Waveland in a HUGE Tie-Breaking Moment

Ian Happ, man. He has come through a LOT lately, homering in some really big moments and turning his season all the way around. Tonight's blast was of the three-run variety, but it also came with two outs late in...

Mets vs. Rangers: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch

In a series opener on Tuesday, Luis Severino will take the mound for the New York Mets (33-37) against Michael Lorenzen and the Texas Rangers (33-38), with first pitch scheduled for 8:05 PM ET at Globe Life Field.The article below...

more bears news