Jalen Hurts extends his single-season Eagles franchise record

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

When you’re good, you’re good. It’s as simple as that. Great teams won’t always exhibit dominance. Some say that great teams are good when they absolutely have to be, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be great all of the time. The Philadelphia Eagles and their MVP candidate, Jalen Hurts, were tested by the Chicago Bears to some degree, but when their best was needed, they delivered.

After falling behind the 3-10 Bears by a 6-3 margin. Philly rallied with two touchdown drives on two possessions to seize the advantage. One came near the conclusion of the first half. One came on the first drive of the third quarter.

In the process, we were again witnesses to history as Jalen Hurts extended his own franchise record. Then, he put the cherry on top with a third rushing TD to help put this one out of reach in the fourth quarter.

Jalen Hurts now has 13 rushing TDs on the season. That’s an Eagles franchise record.

Jalen Hurts scored three rushing touchdowns versus the Bears in Week 15. Take a look at all three.

With that, he extends the Philadelphia Eagles’ franchise record, his own, for rushing TDs by a quarterback to 13. Prior to this season, Michael Vick owned the record after rushing for nine scores as Eagles QB during the 2010 NFL regular season.

It’s always wise to avoid making colossal statements, but we’re tempted to do so here. The Philadelphia Eagles have had some of the greatest athletes to ever play the quarterback position don both their kelly and midnight green jerseys: Randall Cuningham, Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick, and Jalen Hurts.

Their current QB has the tools to be the best of the bunch. He has a long way to go before he catches all of those guys on the career stat sheet, but barring injury and with continued dedication, the sky is the limit for Number 1.

Buckle up. Enjoy the show. Jalen Hurts is truly something special.

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