Eagles news: Jalen Hurts earns legendary comp, Jason Kelce on MVP odds
Here’s some brutal honesty. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts deserves to be named the NFL’s MVP. We jumped on the hype train early and never exited. We see no reason why he shouldn’t win, but there’s another side to that coin. We can also be honest in saying that we wouldn’t be surprised if he’s snubbed.
We’ve seen it time and time again. Guys have the breakout season. They’re ignored, but they finally earn the recognition they deserve when they replicate their success the following season. Hurts has three things going for him though.
One, he plays the quarterback position. Second, he’s played that position just as well if not better than the guys we all rank as elite. Third, his team is the best in the NFL.
Look at it this way. Jalen Hurts has thrown three interceptions all season. Patrick Mahomes threw three picks on Sunday. That’s just one of about thirty reasons to be excited about Philadelphia’s signal-caller moving forward.
Speaking of excitement, how about Dan Orlovsky’s recent take? He has taken his praise of Jalen to near-historic levels, calling Philly’s QB1 the most improved passer he’s ever seen in his life and “Drew Brees-like” in the pocket. Take a look for yourselves.
If that isn’t leveling up the praise or a historic comparison, we don’t know if one exists.
More Eagles news: Jason and Travis Kelce discuss MVP odds on New Heights.
We opened this discussion with some brutal honesty. Here’s a little more of the same. We may be addicted to Jason Kelce and Travis Kelce’s New Heights podcast.
This past Tuesday, they delivered the goods again. The topics ranged from Patrick Mahomes’ magic to whether or not the Eagles are still underdogs to renaming the NFL’s postseason awards. As you might expect, Jalen Hurts’ MVP-level campaign was mentioned as well.
When referencing the differences between this year’s and last year’s versions of QB1, Jason credited Jalen’s confidence, his understanding of the game, his consistency, and the advantage of maintaining a working relationship with the same coaching staff for Hurts’ growth. He also lays out some of the reasons that he believes his quarterback is deserving of the MVP trophy.
- team success
- offensive production
- Jalen’s importance and dual-threat ability
- His skill set allows for more offensive creativity
- He forces defenses to defend him differently and that opens things up for the offense.
Who would have thunk? When Jason Kelce’s playing days are over, he may have a career waiting for him as an analyst if he chooses. New Heights proves that, but he may have a shot at being an attorney as well.
The case he laid out for QB1’s MVP campaign was a good one. We were already on board the Jalen Hurts for MVP train at Inside The Iggles, but had we not been, Jason most definitely would have talked us into it.