Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson refused to commit to starting Jalen Hurts again after the rookie quarterback inspired the struggling franchise to a shock victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Making his first start in place of embattled quarterback Carson Wentz, Hurts fuelled the Eagles to a 24-21 upset of the Saints in the NFL on Sunday.

Hurts went 17-of-30 passing for 167 yards and a touchdown, while he had 106 yards on 18 carries as Wentz watched from the sidelines in Philadelphia.

His performance helped the Eagles snap a four-game losing streak, while the Saints had their nine-game winning run ended in surprise fashion.

Pederson was asked if Hurts will start against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15, but the under-fire coach replied: “I’m gonna enjoy this one.

“I’m gonna go home and relax and be with my family tonight and enjoy this win and get ready for the week.”

“I thought overall there were some good things, and [Hurts] really kind of gave us a spark as a team that I was looking for and I think we were looking for as a team,” Pederson said.

“But this win today is not about one guy. This win is about this team and how resilient this team is and we went through it again today.”

Hurts joined Lamar Jackson as the only players since at least 1950 to have 100-plus rushing yards in their first career start at quarterback, per NFL Research.

“It’s not all about me,” Hurts told FOX post-game. “This is a great team and we have a lot of great players, and I’m just so excited we got this win today. We worked really hard this week.”

“I think going into next week, I just want to continue to impact the guys around me, just work hard every day,” Hurts added. “I always try to encourage somebody to bring somebody with them, and I just want to continue to get better at doing my job.

“I have a lot I can learn from this game as well as us as a team, so just continuing to work, keeping that hunger and building on this thing this week.”

Philadelphia’s Hurts and team-mate Miles Sanders both had 100 rushing yards, snapping the Saints’ streak of 50 games without allowing a 100-yard rusher – the fourth longest run since 1950, according to NFL Research.

Sanders’ 82-yard rushing touchdown was the fourth longest rushing TD in Eagles history, while he also became the first player in franchise history with multiple 70-plus yard rushing touchdowns in a single season.