When Jalen Hurts became the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2020 season, there were many who doubted he could be the team’s franchise signal-caller.
But he answered his critics in a big way this past season, earning his first Pro Bowl name and leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl, where they narrowly lost to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hurts’ rookie contract is coming to an end, and he’s set to earn a huge salary on his next contract, which could earn him $195 million over four years, according to PFF.
Jalen Hurts is going to pay 💰 pic.twitter.com/rfxJkhyolm
— PFF (@PFF) April 5, 2023
Hurts’ suspicion is nothing new, as he sat out the national championship game in favor of Tua Tagovailoa during his sophomore season at the University of Alabama.
Tagovailoa is now the rookie quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, but most would agree that Hurts is better, at least right now.
He had 3,701 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 760 rushing yards and 13 rushing yards last season.
Unfortunately, Philly’s prospects for the 2023 season look even dimmer after losing defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and Pro Bowl running back Myles Sanders this offseason.
With the Dallas Cowboys making some notable additions, the Eagles are not a lock to win the NFC East again, and they could be left to contend for a Wild Card playoff spot.
But at least with Hearts in the making and a defense that has yet to be solid, it looks very unlikely they will miss the play-offs next season.
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