Marcus Hayes is a sports columnist for the Inquirer. Hired more than 20 years ago as a features writer, he has since covered the Eagles, Phillies, and Sixers beats as well as Big Five basketball, college football, golf, and the Olympics.

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Doug Pederson: Benching Carson Wentz for Jalen Hurts signals ‘the season’s over’ for Eagles | Marcus Hayes

Pederson, himself a career backup quarterback, won Super Bowl LII with backup quarterback Nick Foles. Was the "season over" when Wentz got hurt in 2017? Will it be "over" if Wentz gets hurt in 2020?

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Carson Wentz pilots another Eagles debacle as Jalen Hurts looks on | Marcus Hayes

Two more interceptions and another loss couldn't move the No. 2 quarterback ahead of the $128 million man.

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Eagles offensive line can’t cover for Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz anymore | Marcus Hayes

Coach and QB seem sunk without elite blockers, but the cavalry could be coming at just the right time.

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Carson Wentz’s struggles resulted in historic third-down meltdowns for the Eagles | Marcus Hayes

The Birds on Sunday didn't convert on third down for the first time in 16 years. They were 0-for-9, and Wentz was 0-for-6, sacked twice. It wasn’t always his fault, but, too often, it was.

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Doug Pederson flounders, Eagles drop a must-win game to the Giants | Marcus Hayes

He returned three starters to the offense, his quarterback played better, he'd just beaten this two-win team three weeks ago, and the Birds were coming off a bye. Horrible, horrible loss.

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Eagles defense flounders, Giants best team in NFC East, and other quick takes in 27-17 loss | Marcus Hayes

For a fifth straight game, the Eagles defense could not stop the run in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Giants.

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Is Doug Pederson really this obtuse? | Marcus Hayes

Spoiler alert: No. Not exactly. OK, maybe a little.

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If Carson Wentz keeps glitching, will Doug Pederson save the Eagles with Jalen Hurts? | Marcus Hayes

The Eagles have problems: injury, ineptness, incredulous decisions by the coach. But, consistently, the biggest problem has been Carson Wentz. And it’s Pederson’s job to consider every solution.

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The Eagles better watch out for the Giants, Washington, and maybe even the Cowboys | Marcus Hayes

The Birds are the best team in the NFC East, and getting better, but they're aren’t too much better than the rest of the teams ... and maybe the NFC East really is better than anyone thinks.

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Don’t blame Doug Pederson for Eagles' problems. Blame everybody else. | Marcus Hayes

His schizophrenic quarterback, his meddlesome owner, his ham-handed GM, his rickety players -- blame them. Dougie Fresh is in first place in the NFC East because he's made the most with the least.