Jalen Hurts final Week 2 report card: Philadelphia throttles the Vikings

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s been three years since Jalen Hurts suited up for a game in Oklahoma as QB1 for the Sooners. There are two thoughts that we can’t get out of our minds when we look at him. The first is that black-and-white shot on social media that was posted just hours after he led his team to a 55-16 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The second is that memory of seeing him squat 600 pounds.

22 starts into his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s proving that he can put his team on his back when needed, and both of those memories are still very much representative of how he’s built.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane if you’re a little hazy about what we’re discussing.

That’s why he can carry defenders into the end zone on a quarterback scramble. That’s why, following a game that featured his best half of football as the Eagles’ starting quarterback, he sits in front of members of the Philadelphia media and says he still isn’t satisfied. Let’s take a final look at his performance in Week 2. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what a winner looks like.

Here’s one more look at Jalen Hurts’ rainbow to Quez Watkins and hand out some final grades.

Typically, we discuss the best and worst throws here. Maybe we’re being emotional, but off the top of our heads, it’s hard to remember any throw that we’d classify as being ‘bad’ or ‘ill-advised’, and truthfully, even if we could, who cares about that stuff right now? QB1 was phenomenal in Week 2.

Best throw

Truthfully, the argument can be made that Jalen Hurts’ best throw was his first incompletion of the game. He placed one in between three defenders on a lob to Dallas Goedert. The throw was fantastic. Goedert did all that you can ask for to try and bring it in, but the defender, Cameron Dantzler, made a nice play to break up the pass.

That’s okay. Things happen, but who are we kidding? The lasting memory of this one will forever be a 53-yard rainbow to Quez Watkins. Take a look.

Jalen Hurts’ 301 total yards in the first half is the highest tally of any Eagles since Michael Vick dissected Washington 12 years ago in Landover. We think that was on a Monday night too if memory serves. Here are some final grades for QB1.

Week 2 final grades

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