Jalen Hurts accounts for 30-35 total touchdowns.
In 2021, Hurts in-air yards on both completions and incompletions increased to 3,867 from the 1,350 yards he racked up in 2020. Now, much of that has to do with the fact that he played more. We get that. Here’s something else to consider though. Jalen’s confidence grew as he played more.
Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie has informed the vice president/general manager, Howie Roseman, that he desires that his leadership structure continues to build around his QB1. Philly has some pieces in place, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Dallas Goedert, Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell for instance. With the addition of one or two more legitimate weapons, like another outside receiver and a true second-option at tight end, this offense can explode.
There’s concern about how much Zach Pascal can provide, but the NFL Draft approaches. The Birds could find their weapons there.
It’s been a long time since Jalen Hurts has had the luxury of entering a new season with the knowledge that he’ll be in the same system that he was in during the previous season. That’s never happened to him at the collegiate or professional level. You have no idea how valuable that will be for his growth.
QB1 threw 16 touchdowns and ran for ten more in 2021. We expect those numbers to swell in the coming campaign (19-20 passing TDs and 11-12 rushing TDs). Hopefully, he’ll pick up two or three more we aren’t accounting for as nice surprises.