Jalen Hurts brilliance in Week 2 further proven by deeper statistical dive

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

At some point, the 24-hour rule has to kick in, right? It’s unwise to get too high after a victory or too low following a loss. Then again, that’s what of those unwritten rules that are designed to keep the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL’s 31 other teams focused. Most of us will never know what it’s like to step into the Birds’ offensive huddle and get the play call from Jalen Hurts, so if you think about it that way, discussions about the Washington Commanders can wait, even on a short week.

Almost 48 hours following what might be Jalen’s best showing in an Eagles uniform, we can’t stop talking about it, and for QB1, the hits keep coming. Those of you who have made mention of your concerns about his arm talent might see this as being interesting.

Jalen Hurts is Pro Football Focus’ top-rated passer after two weeks and their second-ranked quarterback overall.

Read it weep haters! This isn’t a drill. Pro Football Focus ranked the NFL’s quarterbacks following another week of action. Josh Allen earned the top offensive grade in terms of efficiency and EPA a.k.a. expected points added per play (click here for an explanation). Jalen Hurts is PFF’s top-rated passer with a mark of 90.8. Allen sits behind him with a mark of 87.7.

Hurts is also the third-highest-rated passer on passes thrown ten yards or more downfield. Let this sink in for a moment.

As the great Hank Stram once said “Just keep matriculatin’ the ball down the field, boys”! The Eagles have demonstrated that they don’t care how they get the ball down the field. They just care about getting the job done. For Jalen Hurts, perhaps the best dual-threat quarterback not named Lamar Jackson, it appears that, week by week, his arm is beginning to gain just as much respect as his legs have always have.

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Following Week 2’s performance, he’s the 17th quarterback in league history to complete 84 percent of his passes and pass for more than 330 yards. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for ‘Round 3’ when the Eagles travel to Landover, Maryland to face the rival Washington Commanders.