The Eagles’ QB Sneak is here to stay despite complaints from NFL teams

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates his touchdown during the game between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Shortly after the NFL season, it was reported that teams had complained to the NFL Competition Committee about a certain play run by the Philadelphia Eagles. The fabled QB sneak was being called into question after opponents grew frustrated at their inability to stop it. The good news is that the ‘Tush Push’ will be back in 2023.

The Eagles’ Tush Push is back in 2023

The Eagles converted on 29 of 32 QB sneak attempts in 2022 that saw Jalen Hurts bunch in behind his bruising offensive line and rally into the endzone with ease. The stocky build and power of Jalen Hurts combined with the dominant offensive front made the play virtually impossible stop.

Teams reportedly compared it to a rugby scrum, which is fair enough, but also pointless. It’s not like the Eagles were cheating or anything. They simply lean on a play that is totally legal, draws on the strengths of their players, and cannot be stopped.

The good news is, per Adam Schefter, that there has been no follow-up on these complaints and that the ‘Tush push’ is still totally legal.

So, get ready for plenty more QB sneaks down at the 1-yard line as the Eagles look to continue their dominance down at the goal-line.

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