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Eagles Won't Be 'Punished' for 'Tush Push' Play

Philadelphia Eagles Won't Be 'Punished' for 'Tush Push' Play

The Philadelphia Eagles apparently won't have to erase their go-to short-yardage play from the call sheet after all.

According to NFL Executive V.P. of Football Operations Troy Vincent, banning the Eagles' infamous "Tush Push" quarterback sneak play wasn't even a discussion for the NFL Competition Committee when the group met at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week.

Jalen Hurts and Jason Kelce execute the contentious play known as the tush push or Brotherly Shove

“Don’t punish a team that strategically does it well," Vincent told Pro Football Talk. "Their success rate, just amazing,”

Vincent said that the committee is in agreement on keeping the play as it is, but that there will be a further conversation on the topic during the annual league meeting.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has benefited greatly from the play during his time in Philly, especially this past season. He set a career-high 15 rushing touchdowns on a career-low 3.9 yards per carry to go along with 68 first downs with his legs, the second-most in the league behind San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (83).

The Eagles made the play famous during their run to the Super Bowl last year. Hurts had 13 rushing touchdowns that regular season before adding five more in the playoffs, three of which came in the Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Philly and Hurts will look for similar magic next season as they look to put the disappointment of 2023 behind them.