The future is bright, not just for the Philadelphia Eagles, but also for their QB1, Jalen Hurts. Just three years and 37 starts into his young career (that includes three playoff games), the man who probably would have won pro football’s MVP trophy had it not been for an injury that led to a two-game absence is the talk of the NFL.
We asked if he was ready to ascend. He was. There were questions about whether or not he could take the next step as a passer. He did. Now, as he and Patrick Mahomes prepare to embark on a journey with one another, the first all-black quarterback duel in Super Bowl history, there’s something else on everyone’s minds, a huge payday that is, no doubt, nearing.
Jalen Hurts continues to kick down doors, and that’s partially due to his phenomenal all-female management team.
As a second-round draft choice rather than being a first, the Philadelphia Eagles won’t have the option of simply exercising Jalen Hurts’ fifth-year option when his number comes up because there isn’t one. With three NFL seasons in his rear-view mirror, next year’s 2023-2024 campaign represents the final year on a rookie deal he signed after the 2020 NFL Draft.
Knowing Howie Roseman, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the way they do business, it’s expected that Philly would be proactive and ink him to a long-term extension rather quickly. It’s always better to extend obvious key pieces sooner rather than later.
Hurts isn’t worried. He very rarely seems to worry about anything. Then again, it makes sense why he wouldn’t. He isn’t just a trailblazer on the field. He’s a visionary off-field as well. His agent, Nicole Lynn is set to become the first black woman to represent a starting quarterback in the NFL.
She’s also an attorney and president of football operations at Klutch Sport, and she’s amazing at what she does. Check out this clip.
She’s just one-fifth of Jalen Hurts’ All-female management team.
Bravo Jalen! Bravo! In a male-dominated industry, it’s men like him who will have to possess the forward-thinking mentality to give women more opportunities.
This is a great start. It’s inspiring to see, and once the ladies who help guide Jalen’s career are done orchestrating one of the nicest-looking extensions an NFL quarterback has seen, they’ll kick the door open for others to follow.