The new Philadelphia Eagles QB’s mindset is better than the last one’s.
Some guys are motivated by competition and being told that they can’t do something. Some guys thrive under adversity. Then, there are guys on the other end of the spectrum. They shrink under pressure. They collapse when things get tough. They need cheerleaders because once the detractors get in their heads it’s game over.
Muhammad Ali beat most of his opponents before he even got in the ring with them. Pressure does two things. It makes diamonds, or it bursts pipes. Ladies and gentlemen, Jalen Hurts is a diamond. Carson Wentz is a pipe. Jalen is the type of guy that plays with the big boys on the basketball court because he wants to get stronger and better. Carson is the guy that throws the basketball off of the court and stomps off in tears.
You’ve seen the mental makeup of both of these guys. Who do you want on your team as your quarterback?
Now, here’s what you need to understand. Wentz will probably get off to a faster start in Indy than Hurts will in Philly. Wentz has a better team. Wentz has a more experienced coach. The fan base will be much nicer to him now but forget about football for a second. Let’s say we were soldiers in a foxhole or some corporate guys at work. Let’s say a bad day came and adversity caught us off guard. Who do you want in that foxhole with you? Hurts or Wentz?
That, ladies and gentlemen, could wind up being the reason that Jalen Hurts winds up being the better quarterback in the long run, and if you don’t think that’s a valid argument, you really don’t understand football or the guys that play the game.