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

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Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles
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Jalen Hurts’ final grades for Week 11

Through 11 games, we’ve discussed Jalen Hurts ad nauseam. We’ve picked apart every throw, and he continues to persevere.

Dare we say it? Jalen Hurts won’t win the MVP award in 2021, but if we judged those types of things based on what their original intent was supposed to be, Jalen Hurts would indeed be someone we would need to mention as a legitimate MVP candidate.

We’ve figured out how these work. If we haven’t, we should have. The Heisman Trophy isn’t an award for the best player in college football. It’s more about finding an offensive MVP for the season.

Pro Bowl voting is a glorified popularity contest. The NFL’s MVP trophy will be given to the game’s best signal-caller or the quarterback that has enjoyed the best season, but if the appropriate amount of attention was paid to the word ‘valuable’, you won’t find too many men walking whose presence means more to their team’s success than Hurts’ presence means to this Eagles team.

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His teammates love him and play hard for him. His coaches respect him. The fans, even the ones that try to pick this man apart have to agree that, if we’re talking about league MVPs in the manner that we’ve normally selected them, Hurts would have no shot at winning the trophy. If we’re talking about who’s valuable, cases could definitely be made for giving Hurts a few votes.

Final grades:

  • Accuracy: A
  • Vision: A
  • Intangibles: A+
  • Decision-making: A
  • Leadership: A+
  • Overall grade: A