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Here's a quick rundown of the top dynasty news that matters.
QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia
In his "unCovering the Birds" podcast, long-time Philadelphia beat reporter Jeff McLane had some surprising quotes from sources. McLane said that the Eagles are beginning to have "internal concerns" about quarterback Jalen Hurts, according to league sources. He went on to say, "From the awkward dynamic at defensive coordinator, to concern about Jalen Hurts' stoic demeanor, to the predictability of Nick Sirianni's offense, to Howie Roseman's personnel errors, the Eagles are a team unfolding at the seams." McLane's comments came before the Giants game on Christmas Day. The Eagles did not play especially well on either side of the ball Monday. The Philadelphia offense has been in a funk for several weeks. The three-game losing streak illustrated that fact. Getting the Giants and Arizona to finish the season offers a great opportunity to get right. The naysayers easily forget that the team lost coordinators on both sides of the ball. This has led to the Philadelphia coaching staff still feeling their way to a new offensive identity. Losing offensive coordinator Shane Steichen to the Colts has especially been tough. Steichen has gotten the most from Gardner Minshew and a bunch of backups.
QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati
Bengals beat reporter Kelsey Conway wrote last week that Joe Burrow has undergone surgery to repair a tear in the scapholunate ligament on his right wrist. According to Conway, the timeline for his return is four to six months. Interestingly, Dr. David Chao replied to this blurb with, "#JoeBurrow did not wait for surgery. That happened about a month ago. Mainstream media just catching up to the specifics of the injury that matched our initial analysis." The good news is that the star quarterback should be good to go by the time offseason workouts begin. He will slowly work back to full strength.
QB Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis
An article in The Athletic last week indicated that promising rookie Anthony Richardson will start throwing next month as he continues to recover from his season-ending shoulder injury. In the article, Richardson said, "They said 16 weeks after the surgery, but hopefully, I'm trying to push to get [back] before that, but we'll see." The Colts are a good, young team that is competing for a playoff spot. They have played much of the season without Richardson or star running back Jonathan Taylor. The AFC South is going to be a competitive division for many years.
QB Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets
After the lopsided loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 15, the Jets lost all hopes of sneaking into the playoffs. The loss also means that Aaron Rodgers will not play again in 2023. Beat reporter Rich Cimini tweeted additional context, "As expected and with any torn Achilles, Rodgers is not yet ready to play. He indicated that if he was fully healed, he'd push to play down the stretch. It was always a pipe dream to come back some 14 weeks after tearing an Achilles, but Rodgers did his job and had us talking about it as if it were a real possibility. You'll likely see Rodgers on the field again in 2024." Fellow beat reporter Brian Costello said it succinctly, "That ends the Rodgers conversation for 2023." New York has several hard decisions in terms of personnel, so it will be interesting to see if the team brings back Rodgers' friends again.
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