Jalen Hurts passed up opportunity to appear in an Adam Sandler film

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

They say the road to Hades is paved with good intentions. The jury is still out on that one. Truthfully, that never made a ton of sense. We’d probably be more willing to acknowledge that good intentions lead to great results or success. Heck, we’d even lament that good intentions force one to work harder and become better people. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is just three seasons into his professional career, and he could probably write a book on that. Good intentions, hard work, and positive results are a part of his DNA.

He hasn’t hit his ceiling yet. He’s just scratching the surface of his potential, but if you think you have a grasp on what he’s willing to sacrifice, you truly don’t know the half of it. We

Jalen Hurts turned down an opportunity to appear in Adam Sandler’s Hustle film because he was “too busy”.

Imagine being cool enough to be in an Adam Sandler film. Imagine being so cool that you’re given an opportunity to be in said film, but you have to turn it down. Such is the case with Philly’s QB1.

No one need ever question his dedication to his craft after hearing that one.

A classic if you haven’t seen it, Hustle is a fictional story centered around a fictional 76ers scout, Stanley Sugerman, who is played by Sandler. The film also stars Queen Latifah and Juancho Hernangomez and features guest appearances by everyone from Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving to Sixers head coach Doc Rivers.

Something tells us that QB1 would have knocked it out of the park. He once had an important role in his high school drama class’s depiction of The Wiz. He’s also stepped in front of the camera on other occasions.

Here’s where we’ll leave this. While some might argue that passing on an Adam Sandler film ignores the opportunity of a lifetime, if Jalen Hurts and the Eagles win the Super Bowl and QB1 shines, he may be in line for a few other roles before it’s said and done.