Jalen Hurts report card versus Saints: Are MVP votes too much to ask for?

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Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Is it excessive to call Jalen Hurts an MVP candidate? We don’t think so.

Another week passes, and Jalen Hurts looks more comfortable as we move through the 2021-2022 NFL season. The Philadelphia Eagles‘ QB1 delivered another A1 performance in Week 11 which helped in delivering a 40-29 victory over the New Orleans Saints and the Birds’ first home win of the regular-season campaign.

Once time had expired, QB1 had completed 13 of 24 pass attempts, resulting in 147 yards through the air. The discussions this morning, however, are again about his athleticism more so than what he’s doing with his arm.

Hurts picked up another 69 yards with his legs on 18 carries, reaching the end zone three times in the process. Some of you seem to have been programmed to believe that, whenever your quarterback possesses an ability to scramble, that should be seen as some sort of flaw.

Others are a fan of the dual-threat quarterback but understandably acknowledge that, for his ascension to continue, he’ll need to learn to stand in the pocket and make teams fear his ability to pick them apart by passing the ball.

He seems to be on his way. We’ve reached the point of the season where we start talking about things like Pro Bowl votes and All-Pro mentions, and while Jalen Hurts will never put the spotlight on himself unless it’s to point out what he could do better, Week 11’s performance was the stuff of an MVP.

Let’s dig in and discuss this one a little further.

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