Jalen Hurts has been the biggest difference-maker toward the Philadelphia Eagles ascending into one of the best teams in the NFL.
Hurts, 24, is the youngest quarterback in franchise history to start a conference championship game.
Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni compared Hurts to arguably the greatest athlete, and greatest winner, of all time.
The Eagles are 15-1 in games Hurts is their starting quarterback this season. Hurts has played at an MVP level and has elevated himself to the level of an elite QB.
This season (including playoffs), he’s completing 66.5% of his passes for 3,855 yards with 24 touchdowns to just six interceptions for a 102.1 passer rating. Add in the 794 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns and Hurts has 4,649 total yards and 38 total touchdowns to just six turnovers. Those are unreal numbers, MVP level stats.
The Eagles have one of the biggest difference-makers at QB in Hurts. He is as good throwing the football as he is running it. He’s the best in the NFL in the red zone and on short-yardage situations.
Hurts has taken command of the locker room since he became the starting QB of the Eagles. He’s been a team captain the last two years and has always been honest with his teammates about his goals for the organization. His laser focus and preparation has amazed his coaches and teammates. Hurts is the unquestioned leader of the Eagles and in my opinion, maybe the best leader in the NFL.
On Sunday, the Eagles face the 49ers and their top-ranked defense at the Linc in the NFC Championship Game. Hurts will be on the big stage and he’s accustomed to it. He’s ready and if he plays well the Eagles will be on there way to the Super Bowl.