It’s amazing how locked in Jalen Hurts has been this season. That’s been evidenced by 3,157 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 686 rushing yards, and ten rushing touchdowns. He’s led the Philadelphia Eagles to a league-best 12-1 record through 14 weeks of the regular season. While his laser focus has been visible all season, he gave the world another example of how focused he is, during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
The moment didn’t come on the field although, Jalen did dominate with 294 total yards and three total touchdowns in the blowout victory. It was what happened on the sideline that spoke to his mindset. With the Birds already leading 21-0 in the second quarter, the camera panned to Philly’s sideline as A.J. Brown and Quez Watkins were hysterically joking about something. Right next to them was Jalen Hurts, with his traditional stoic expression and his eyes locked on the field.
Despite all the laughter going on around him, Hurts might as well have had blinders on because it was clear he was ready to go finish the job.
Nothing can break the focus of Jalen Hurts
In his three seasons in Philadelphia, fans have grown to expect this even-keeled approach from Hurts. That mindset is a big reason why Hurts has had so much success in the NFL and throughout his playing career. He’s simply unflappable. From games to press conferences, Hurts never allows the highs to elevate him too far or the lows to pull him down. He’s able to weather every storm and focus on the task at hand.
That was the case even going back to Hurts’ college days. From when Jalen was downplaying his Heisman buzz at Oklahoma by calling it “rat poison” to the quarterback saga that he had with Tua Tagovailoa at Alabama, Hurts never allowed emotions and outside factors to get the best of him and affect his game. That quality will help Hurts and the Eagles down the stretch as they chase a Super Bowl.
Despite the noise that Hurts should win MVP, or any tough games that Philadelphia may encounter in the regular season and playoffs, it’s clear that Jalen Hurts will be locked in and prepared for the task, no matter the surrounding circumstances.