Let it sink in: Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles are headed to Super Bowl 57 in Arizona.
Philadelphia destroyed the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, rolling into the Super Bowl after double-digit wins in both of its playoff games. Hurts, who admitted before the game that he wasn’t yet at 100 percent health, helped the offense put up 34 points on the No. 1 defense in the NFL, and gave Eagles fans more than a few moments to cherish.
Hurts becomes the youngest quarterback in Eagles history to lead the team to a Super Bowl, and joins the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Ben Roethlisberger, and Tom Brady as one of the youngest quarterbacks in NFL history to start a Super Bowl.
For what it’s worth, Dan Marino is the youngest quarterback in Super Bowl history.
Hurts isn’t on that list yet, technically, as he hasn’t started a Super Bowl under center but that’s just two weeks away. It’s something felt a lot further away three years ago when Hurts was drafted, but the former third round pick and Heisman finalist has taken the Eagles to the Super Bowl.
The ride isn’t over, and the hardest part of the job is still ahead. That isn’t stopping Hurts and the Eagles from enjoying all that they’ve accomplished so far in being crowned champions of the NFC.
Jalen Hurts sings ‘Fly Eagles Fly’ after NFC Championship Game win
During the trophy ceremony after the NFC Championship Game, Hurts led Eagles fans in singing ‘Fly Eagles Fly’, and it was absolutely epic.
Just watch and bask in all of its glory:
Is Hurts going to be on The Masked Singer anytime soon? Probably not, but he has a bigger job to do in two weeks.
Moments like this is what it’s all about. What good is winning a Super Bowl if the journey there is droll or lifeless. There’s nothing boring about this Eagles is boring or dry, and that starts with Hurts. He’s not the loudest personality in the room, and he’s perhaps the team’s most humble player, but he’s the lifeblood of the franchise.
Before he burst out into song, Hurts made sure to take all of the questions about his play and turn it around to being about his teammates.
“I don’t want to make this about me,” Hurts said after the game.
That’s the type of leader he is, and it’s why watching him bust out into the Eagles fight song a few moments is even sweeter.