3 Things Philadelphia Eagles fans don’t mention enough about Jalen Hurts
2. Why do Philadelphia Eagles fans act like Jalen Hurts can’t put up numbers?
In a world and a game where we often talk about character concerns much too often, we tend to take guys who do things the right way for granted. As a senior at Channelview High School in Texas, Jalen Hurts threw for 2,384 yards, ran for 1,391 yards, and produced 51 total touchdowns.
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He led “The Tide” to within moments of a College Football Playoff National Championship Game win as a freshman to close the 2016-2017 season. He conducted himself admirably when Nick Saban went with Tua Tagovailoa over him in the second half of a second consecutive College Football Playoff National Championship appearance in 2018 and, again, when Saban went with Tagovailoa as the starter for the NCAA 2018 regular season.
Hurts transferred to Oklahoma and had his best season at the collegiate level. As a senior in Norman with the Sooners, he threw for 3,851 yards and 32 scores. He ran for 1,298 yards and 20 more. The numbers are there. Philly got a baller at 53.
He’s got the arm and a set of wheels. If the Eagles discover he’s the better option to back up Wentz or if Philly decides to move on from Sudfeld after 2020, no one should be surprised.