Eagles owner says Jalen Hurts has ‘nothing to prove’ to become franchise QB: ‘He’s exactly what we’re looking for’
The Philadelphia Eagles will battle for their second Super Bowl victory this Sunday when Nick Sirianni’s squad takes on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles rose from the marginal No. 1 playoff team in the NFC this season, going from 9-8 to 14-3. A major reason the Eagles are in the position they are in is quarterback Jalen Hurts’ play.
While there is still work to be done on the field, Hurts proved this year that he can be a franchise quarterback. In fact, Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said Hurts had “nothing to prove” to be considered Philly’s long-term answer at center. It sounds like the Eagles have already made up their minds to offer their quarterback a major contract extension, with Lurie saying Hurts is “exactly what we’re looking for.” via ESPN.
Hurts threw for 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions in 15 regular season games played this season and also rushed for 760 yards and a whopping 13 touchdowns. Those 13 rushing scores are the second highest by a quarterback in a single season in NFL history, behind Cam Newton. That year, Hurts became the fourth player in NFL history to record 20 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in a season.
Philadelphia has gone 16-1 with Hurts as a starter and 0-2 without him this season. Those 16 wins are the most wins by a starting quarterback in one of his first three NFL seasons ever. No matter what happens Sunday, the Eagles feel like they need to see nothing else from their quarterback. It believes Hurts is the signal caller it wants at the center for years to come.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/eagles-owner-says-jalen-hurts-has-nothing-to-prove-to-be-franchise-qb-hes-just-what-were-looking-for/ Eagles owner says Jalen Hurts has ‘nothing to prove’ to become franchise QB: ‘He’s exactly what we’re looking for’