It isn’t the death blow by any means. It isn’t the most ideal of situations, but it’s most certainly worth noting. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost their star quarterback and MVP candidate Jalen Hurts to injury. News broke shortly before dinner time on the East Coast, and as you might expect, everyone has an opinion on the subject.
First things first. As mentioned earlier, Hurts’ injury isn’t the final nail in the season’s coffin by any means. It’s expected, at a minimum, that he’ll miss the next two games, one versus the Dallas Cowboys and another versus the New Orleans Saints.
If Philadelphia manages to secure home-field advantage throughout the postseason without him (one win in their next three games or a loss by the Dallas Cowboys in one of their next three games will seal the deal) we may not see him until the postseason, but you won’t hear any complaints in that regard. After all, we just want to make sure that he’s able to play in the NFL’s final game in February… Lord willing.
Eagles Twitter reacts to news of the Jalen Hurts injury.
Eagles fans, players, and members of the Philadelphia media have come dangerously close to breaking Twitter in light of the Jalen Hurts update. As NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Reuben Frank states, the Birds got lucky this time. The news here could have been a lot worse.
That hasn’t stopped some of the criticism the coaching staff is getting however.
Thankfully, the good news is, again, this isn’t a season-ender. He’ll return for Philly’s postseason run, but you can best believe there will be constant discussion about him until he returns. Here are some of the highlights on social media an hour or so after news broke.
Though some may not want to hear this, we may be nearing a happy ending. The last time the Eagles were this good and their quarterback got injured, things turned out pretty well, but unlike 2017, we are very much aware that Philly will get their MVP candidate back for the postseason.
It’s too early to make proclamations, but if you’re a lover of history, there’s reason to believe something special might be brewing.