When Jalen Hurts became the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2020 season, there were many who suspected he could be the team’s franchise signal-caller moving forward.
But he answered his critics in a big way this past season by being named to his first Pro Bowl and taking the Eagles to the Super Bowl, where they lost to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hurts’ rookie contract is about to expire, and he’s on track to earn a huge payday on his next contract, which could see him earn $195 million over four years, as shared by PFF.
Jalen Hearts is about to get paid 💰 pic.twitter.com/rfxJkyolm
– PFF (@PFF) April 5, 2023
Hurts is not new to being questioned, as he was benched during his sophomore season with the University of Alabama during the national championship game in favor of Tua Tagovailoa.
Tagovailoa is now a rising quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, but most would agree that Hurts is better, at least right now.
Last season, he put up 3,701 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 760 rushing yards, and 13 rushing touchdowns.
Unfortunately, Philly’s prospects for the 2023 season are looking bleak after losing defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and the Pro Bowl to running back Miles Sanders this season.
With the Dallas Cowboys making some notable additions, the Eagles are not a lock to win the NFC East again, and could be left to fight for a wild card playoff spot.
But at least with Hurts emerging and a defense that should still be solid, it looks like the chances of missing the playoffs next season are slim.
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