Some of you may not be WWE fans, but those of you who are can most certainly acknowledge a few things. Duane Johnson and The Rock are technically the same guy, but in many ways, they’re very different. We miss seeing The Rock in the ring by the way. We don’t remember much in terms of matches, but we remember everything he said. On the other hand, we can tell you almost everything about every Philadelphia Eagles game that Jalen Hurts has ever played in, and like The Rock, he’s developed quite a penchant for catchphrases as well.
If you’re like us, you might sometimes find yourselves saying things like “the rent is due every day” or “keep the main thing the main thing” while talking to one of your nieces or nephews. Jalen Hurts is a deep dude. That’s one of the things that we admire about him.
On the Thursday leading up to the Eagles’ Week 10 clash with the Washington Commanders on Monday Night Football, he sat with select members of the Philly media. As is often the case, he taught everyone something else about his mindset.
Here’s what Eagles QB1 Jalen Hurts sees as being most important as Philly tackles the rest of their season.
QB1 Jalen Hurts doesn’t care about the Eagles’ undefeated record. He’s told us that more than once. When speaking with the media once earlier in the regular-season campaign, he also told us that he doesn’t run his own Twitter account, so it appears he cares little about social media.
Jalen Hurts doesn’t care about “rat poison” (there’s another of those catchphrases) or how often his game is dissected. Jalen Hurts cares about three things: honesty, accountability, and playing to the standard at all times.
He shared that on Thursday. Here’s a clip of what turned out to be an intriguing nine minutes with the media. Here’s the full quote for those of you who are interested.
Saying this never gets old. Jalen Hurts might be the most mature 24-year-old that we’ve ever seen. It’s like watching what we would have gotten had Kobe Bryant decided that he would have rather been a quarterback.
It’s hard not to pull for this guy, and that would have been the case had he landed with the Eagles or not. Thankfully, he’s one of us. Even when we had our concerns, we never stopped believing. The championship will come. The only questions are about when they will come and how many he will win.