Let’s settle this. Jalen Hurts is a legitimate MVP candidate.
Though the evidence of Jalen Hurts’ dedication has always been present, we saw him take additional steps to achieve success this past offseason. We saw some of this when he worked with pitching coach Tom House.
During their time together, Hurts began learning how to throw with his legs as opposed to being an ‘arm thrower’. It also has to be mentioned that Jalen is enjoying his second year in the same system for the first time since he was in high school. That has led to a better understanding of the offense and his role in it. In turn, we have seen him achieve better timing in his progressions.
There are seemingly three reasons why Jalen Hurts would endure an MVP snub:
- Some have said he lacks post-season success (even though the Most Valuable Players Award is based on what guys accomplish during the regular season).
- Athletic quarterbacks, especially black athletic quarterbacks, are sometimes penalized for being so.
- The team surrounding Jalen Hurts is so good that his job has become an easy one
Let’s deal with each of these arguments in turn.