Eagles news: Jalen Hurts MVP campaign finds its manager in Darius Slay

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

They say that every NFL star’s career ends in one of two ways. They retire or they’re retired by the game. Before the final three minutes of Week 13’s Monday Night Football game, it appeared that Tom Brady was providing further evidence of why the second option was more closely related to what appears to be his final season. Then, he remembered that he was Tom Brady again. Many of the stars of the current Philadelphia Eagles roster seemingly have some time before they have to give serious thought to life after football, Jalen Hurts and Darius Slay included. Have you heard? Philly’s QB1 is in the middle of an MVP campaign.

Twitter can be toxic at times. It can also be boatloads of fun if you know who to follow. Big Play Slay is someone that you may want to adjust your notification settings for. Recently, an Eagles fan favorite popped up on The Volumes’ algorithm. The topic? Jalen Hurts’ MVP chances.

Be advised. There’s one instance of offensive language in this one.

If only we could get this guy a vote! We mentioned ‘life after football’ earlier. Once Big Play’s time in the NFL reaches its end, he may want to think about law school.

More Eagles news: Reed Blankenship continues to impress

No one needs to be reminded of how special C.J. Gardner-Johnson is. He’s proven that the Eagles would be wise to give him an extension. The questions are about whether or not they will. Currently, he’s on Philadelphia’s injured reserve as he recovers from a lacerated kidney, but the Birds have some insurance until he’s ready for a return.

Undrafted rookie Reed Blankenship is making a name for himself, continually proving that he was worthy of a roster spot. Following Week 13’s game versus the Tennessee Titans, Pro Football Focus graded him at 85.9. Only T.J. Edwards earned a higher mark. Philly may have something on its hands here.

NFL News: A tie? Really?

By now, you’ve all heard about, read about, or watched the thrilling 20-20 overtime tie featuring Philly’s NFC East rivals, the New York Giants and the Washington Commanders. Seriously, are we the only people who hate ties?

If there was ever a time for the competition committee to step in, this would be the time. No one wants to invest three hours into a football game without there being a clear-cut winner at the final whistle.

Then again, these are the Commanders and the Giants. A tie doesn’t qualify as a win, so as lovers of Eagles football, we won’t complain. If only the Dallas Cowboys and Giants could have battled to a 0-0 tie in Week 12 on Thanksgiving. That would have suited us just fine.

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