By Harvey Hoffman

Jalen Hurts’ energized performance that jump-started the Eagles over the heavily favored Saints last night earned him the starting job for the rest of this season.

But Adam Schefter reported yesterday that the Eagles intend to hold onto quarterback Carson Wentz, with the expectation that he’ll continue to be a major part of their team.

Despite his struggles throughout this season, the Eagles still believe in Wentz, 27, as a player and a person, and they think he can return as the type of standout quarterback he once was, according to team sources.

“None of this changes the belief that people have in Carson,” one team source insisted to ESPN this weekend.

Wentz is suffering through the worst season of his five-year NFL career, and the Eagles star currently ranks first in the NFL in interceptions (15) and sacks (46), 31st in completion percentage (58.1%), and 30th in yards per attempt (6.02).

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