There were problems. Due to, Jalen Hurts will not be participating in team games.

The Philadelphia Eagles are pushing through some eleventh-hour adversity ahead of their “Monday Night Football” matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts is active and expected to play despite battling an illness, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports’ Tyler Dragon. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not made any announcements related to Hurts’ status.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo were first to report the news.

On Sunday, the Eagles downgraded Jalen Hurts to questionable for Monday’s game. According to multiple reports, Hurts’ designation was changed after his illness worsened overnight from Saturday to Sunday.

Hurts did not practice on Saturday and originally carried no game status on the injury report, indicating he was set to play. He traveled separately from teammates in a bid to play Monday night, the team announced.

The Eagles, who sealed a playoff berth on Sunday thanks to several other teams’ losses, have retaken the lead for the NFC East thanks to the Dallas Cowboys falling to the Buffalo Bills. Monday night is the NFL’s first-ever flexed game for “Monday Night Football,” with Eagles-Seahawks replacing the previously scheduled matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots, which was moved to Sunday afternoon.

A Pro Bowl selection and NFL MVP runner-up in 2022, Hurts this year has passed for 3,192 yards with 19 passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions along with 12 rushing touchdowns.

Hurts was seen arriving to Lumen Field early Monday evening alongside Eagles security chief Dom DiSandro.

With the countdown to the start of free agency in its final days, the list of Eagles’ needs will get a lot of attention.

If NFL general managers are to be believed, needs are filled in free agency, opening the door for teams to draft the best available player in late April. That’s the ideal situation, of course, but we know it doesn’t always work that way.

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