The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles have one of the oldest rivalries in the NFL. It may not have the ancient roots of a rivalry like the one the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have, but the Giants and Eagles have never liked each other. And still don’t. Giants corner James Bradberry admitted there’s some beef with Jalen Hurts and the Eagles ahead of the Week 12 divisional clash.
CB James Bradberry acknowledges there’s “a lot of animosity” between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. https://t.co/WtLKZH4swJ
— TheGiantsWire (@TheGiantsWire) November 25, 2021
Oh baby. Giants and Eagles fans better get their popcorn ready. For those not in the know, this beef all started back in the season’s final game last year, when the Eagles pulled quarterback Jalen Hurts late in the fourth quarter of their loss to the Washington Football Team, an obvious tank move designed to get Philadelphia better draft position.
Which they did- and they ultimately used it to leapfrog the receiver-needy Giants for rookie DeVonta Smith. One can bet that the Giants front office and players haven’t forgotten about that one.
There’s someone else who also definitely hasn’t forgotten about this: Giants head coach Joe Judge, who just so happens to hail from Philadelphia. Judge lambasted the Eagles for “disrespecting the game of football.” Judge certainly hasn’t forgotten about the Eagles pulling Hurts last year.
So just like Giants’ corner James Bradberry said, there’s some animosity with Jalen Hurts and the Eagles. That should make for a very interesting football game on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.