There’s no more second-guessing. Jalen Hurts has the tools to get the Philadelphia Eagles back to the Super Bowl (and win it).
With one minute and 54 seconds remaining in Super Bowl 57, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was standing on the sideline watching his defense as it was trying to make a stop. All he wanted was one more opportunity. Kansas City faced a third-and-eight scenario. If Philly’s defense could force an incompletion, the Chiefs would be forced to attempt a field goal. That would have given Hurts and the Eagles’ offense one more opportunity to win. We all know how things ended.
Patrick Mahomes’ third-down attempt sailed well beyond his intended target, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, but a holding call on cornerback James Bradberry extended the drive. As a result, Kansas City kicked what would wind up being a game-winning field goal with just eight seconds left on the clock.
The Eagles’ offense earned one more play, but we won’t call what they had a real opportunity. Whether you believe the flag should have been thrown or not, we as fans were robbed of the opportunity to see Jalen Hurts potentially lead a game-winning drive. Minus his first-half fumble, he was sensational all game long, capping off an MVP-caliber season with a phenomenal showing on football’s biggest stage.
Despite losing Super Bowl 57, there are plenty of reasons to believe Jalen Hurts can eventually lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl win. History isn’t on his side. Rarely do losing quarterbacks get back to that stage, but no one defies the odds like QB1. Here are a few reasons for optimism.