Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts jersey sales skyrocket after Week 1

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

For most of us, we’ll never know what it’s like to play the quarterback position and do so at a high level. That’s a feeling that Philadelphia Eagles signal-caller Jalen Hurts doesn’t share.

They say that the quarterback position is among the most popular in all of sports, and frankly, that’s true. Even for a casual fan of a football team, they may not know who their starting left guard is, but they can normally pick their team’s starting quarterback out of a lineup.

They’re the stars. They get the big money and the attention.

Think about it. Would Tom Bardy be married to Gisele Bündchen if he was a slot receiver. Hey, you never know, but it had to help right? Heading into Week 2, Jalen Hurts is the toast of Philadelphia, but if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that he’s been getting some national burn as well.

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What a difference a week and three touchdown passes made. It wasn’t that long ago that people were debating subjects like accuracy, decision-making and whether or not his team even wanted him. Now, following Hurts’ Week 1 performance (a 77-percent completion percentage with 264 passing yards and those previously mentioned three scoring strikes), his star is on the rise.

According to ESPN’s Tim McManus, QB1’s jersey sales have skyrocketed.

His midnight green No. 1 ensemble is second on Fanatics’ best-selling NFL jerseys list with a 500 percent increase in sales. He trails only another Alabama signal-caller, New England Patriots rookie Mac Jones.

So, no. Hurts doesn’t have to guess what it’s like to win at the quarterback position. Some of us would have loved to be the starting quarterback for one of college football’s most prestigious programs. Hurts has done that twice as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oklahoma Sooners.

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Oh, and they said he couldn’t toss the rock at Alabama before he joined forces with Lincoln Riley and proved that was a lie. He wound up as 2020’s Heisman Trophy Runner-Up. Now, he looks to tackle the greener pastures of the NFL.

He’s off to a good start in 2021. There’s a long way to go. He still has a lot to prove (and learn), but it looks like the Wentz Wagon has been replaced by the Hurts Locker in the City of Brotherly Love. There’s nowhere to go but up.