With Sturgis Getting Healthy, No Decision on Kicker
Is there a more memorable play in the Eagles season than Jake Elliott's 61-yard game winning field goal to life the Eagles over the Giants back in Week 3?
"I looked at him in the eyes and asked him if he can nail it, and he without a blink, he said, ‘I've got it’, and I just felt comfortable, confident and comfortable," Pederson said after Elliott nailed that game-winning kick.
The Eagles beat the Giants that day and got back in the win column after losing in Kansas City the week before to the Chiefs. While the Giants have struggled to a 1-7 record this season, that kick has given the Eagles momentum, exactly what the team needed to rip off seven straight wins.
But with Caleb Sturgis set to come of the IR, the Eagles will have to make a decision at the kicking position.
“Obviously comfortable with what [K] Jake's [Elliott] doing," Pederson said during his day after press conference on Monday. "We'll just have to cross that bridge when we get there. But nothing has been decided at this point with Caleb.”
Sturgis has been out since the first week of the season with a quad strain in his plant leg, but was 3-for-3 in the opener, including a 50-yarder. However, Elliot has been nearly perfect, hitting on 17-of-20 field goals, including 5-of-6 from 50-yards or more and 9-of-10 from 40-49 yards.
It appears that Elliott, a 22-year old rookie, fifth round pick of the Bengals, will keep the job the rest of the way, over the 28-year old veteran Sturgis.