Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl. The went from a four-win team to the top of the NFC since the superstar QB was drafted in 2020.
Hurts on his journey with the team, culminating in a berth in Super Bowl LVII on Feb 12.
“You work really hard to put yourself in this position and I’m forever grateful. Only God knows the things that each individual on this team has been able to overcome for us to come together as a team and do something special as a group,” Hurts said after the NFC Championship Game victory, per ESPN.
“That’s what means the most. I always want to go out there and give my best regardless of what’s going on because I don’t want to let down the guy next to me. That makes us all go harder. I know I’ve been through a lot personally, but I don’t want to steer away from the direction of how good this team has been at playing together, being together, and challenging one another.”
Hurts was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was the 53rd overall pick. Hurts was originally drafted as a backup and insurance option, due to injury history of incumbent starter Carson Wentz. He has blossomed into one of the premier quarterbacks in the National Football League.
“When we experience some painful times and some tough times, we always found a way to overcome. You want to be going into a situation like this, and we have a chance to go out there and win it all,” Hurts explained.
The Eagles have advanced to the Super Bowl with a rout of the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31-7 in the NFC Championship game. Hurts ran for one of the Eagles four rushing touchdowns.
The Eagles are now to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Hurts’ incredible NFL superstar journey is set to continue on the biggest stage.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. Photo courtsey of Monica Herndon / Staff Photographer