Ranking Eagles star Jalen Hurts versus every other NFC East quarterback

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54. . . . Jalen Hurts. 1. player

Eagles star Jalen Hurts is a legitimate MVP candidate and the best quarterback in the NFC East.

Last season, Dak Prescott would have been the number-one quarterback on this list. Where Dak has struggled this season, Jalen Hurts has improved in a meteoric fashion: consistency.

Jalen Hurts has always been an A+ leader as a coaches kid who easily connects with teammates, fans, and media and despite, or perhaps because of the coach-speak, absolutely commands press conferences.

Final regular-season grades (Average: 90)

Leadership: A+
Athleticism: A
Vision: A
Rhythm: A-
Efficiency: A

Hurts might be the number three running quarterback in the league behind Justin Fields and Lamar Jackson and Hurts’ shoulder injury may hamper his scheduled runs this post-season. Still, he is the best athlete in the NFC East.

While coaches are partially to blame, Jalen Hurts routinely missed receivers last season and struggled to read the field and diagnose what he was seeing versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last year’s Wild Card Playoff game.

A.J. Brown is a trusted target and often provides Hurts with quick wins in the passing game. Hurts is far more patient in the pocket this season and throws the ball with his entire body which aids the efficiency and power of his passes. He has, without question, blossomed into the game’s best quarterback.