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Even the closest quarterback-receiver relationships can have some tense moments from time to time.
And Thursday night, it’s Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown’s turn.
The dynamic duo in Philadelphia got into an argument before the start of the fourth quarter during the Philadelphia Eagles’ win over the Minnesota Vikings and had to be separated by coach Nick Sirianni.
Hurts did not reveal much about the incident, instead choosing to praise Brown and his competitor.
“Everybody wants to make a play,” Hurts said through Philadelphia Inquirerof Jeff McLane. “AJ is no different.”
He also added that he doesn’t think the incident could lead to problems between the two in the future.
Eagles center Jason Kelce echoed Hurts’ sentiment after the game and chalked up an argument for how high the standards are for this team.
“You want guys to talk,” Kelce said, via NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark. “We know we have to play better than we did.”
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It remains unclear what exactly caused the sideline outburst but it could be due to the fact that the Eagles—despite being 2-0—didn’t play up to the standard that took them to the Super Bowl last season.
It could also be related to the number of targets for Brown, who finished the game with just four receptions for 29 yards. He has yet to find the end zone this season.
Even as he scored three total touchdowns, Hurts didn’t look like himself, throwing for just 193 yards and one interception to go along with a 63-yard touchdown bomb to DeVonta Smith.
After defeating the Vikings, the Eagles will prepare to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 25.