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Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jalen Hurts took command and led the Eagles offense with a touchdown drive in the first quarter.

Philadelphia’s starting quarterback quieted the doubters (for at least one week) with a nice performance in Friday’s night game versus the Jets. During a seven-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, Jalen Hurts completed all six of his pass attempts, using a mixture of the short and long passing game to move the offense.

His longest throws came on the opening play and at the end of the drive. The first found Quez Watkins deep for 28 yards to move the ball to the 48-yard line. The next followed a penalty that negated a 12-yard touchdown scramble as he looked left and found Dallas Goedert for a 22-yard touchdown to give his team a 7-0 lead with 11:13 left in the first quarter.

Hurts definitely showed composure and toughness during the drive, overcoming a late monster hit by Quinnen Williams and two penalties that wouldn’t derail him from finishing off the drive with a score.

On Friday night, Jalen gave a preview of what he might be able to produce during the regular season, and here’s what’s amazing. He accomplished this without one of his top wide receivers, DeVonta Smith, and without A.J. Brown catching a pass.