Opposing teams Eagles QB Jalen Hurts can shred as a passer in 2023

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Jalen Hurts, and the rest of the Eagles’ offense should showcase some fantastic showings again this season.

The Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Jalen Hurts, silenced all the doubters last season. He is entering his third full season as the team’s starter, and no one is questioning his accuracy or his ability as a passer.

QB1 tallied a regular-season completion of 66.5% last season which was an improvement from 2021 when he completed just over 61% of his passes. Hurts aired it out several times during the 2022 campaign.

He eclipsed 300 yards through the air four times. That included a Week 13 smackdown of the Tennessee Titans, where he threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns.

Adding A.J. Brown to the lineup helped. He and DeVonta Smith were a high-flying duo all season. Expect the success to continue during the coming regular-season campaign. Here are three teams on the schedule that Hurts could have some huge statistical showings against.

Kansas City Chiefs

Philadelphia might be 0-2 versus the Kansas City Chiefs during Jalen Hurts’ era at quarterback, but Philly’s star can’t be blamed for that as he has lit up the defending Super Bowl Champions’ secondary each time that he has seen them.

His first meeting with K.C. came in 2021. He threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns but wound up on the wrong end of a 42-30 score. In Super Bowl LVII, he threw for 302 yards with one touchdown versus a young Chiefs secondary.

This is his first trip to Arrowhead Stadium. We see this game as being a shootout. That means Hurts will put up some solid passing numbers again. We’ll see if that leads to a victory.

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills‘ defense has collapsed when playing elite quarterbacks in recent years. Jalen Hurts hasn’t enjoyed the opportunity of playing them yet, but he’ll do so this season. And, he might have one of his best performances this year by doing so.

During last year’s AFC Divisional Round Game, Joe Burrow threw for 240 passing yards with two touchdowns in snowy weather. Imagine if the game had been played with clear skies.

Patrick Mahomes has terrorized the Bills’ secondary during five previous meetings. He has completed just under 66% of his passes and has thrown for 835 yards and six touchdowns during three regular-season affairs. He has also posted 703 yards and six touchdowns during two postseason affairs while completing over 75% of his passes.

Hurts’ dual-threat ability makes him dangerous, and that could be a huge asset in allowing him to pick up yards with his legs and find holes in coverage while passing.

Washington Commanders

Jalen has seen tremendous success as a passer versus Washington Commanders during his career. There’s no reason to believe that trend won’t continue. He has faced Philly’s rivals from our nation’s capital five times. He has completed over 62% of his passes while throwing for 1,078 yards and six touchdowns. He has diced them up pretty well.

His best game versus the Commanders came last season. He notched 328 passing yards with three touchdowns in a blowout 24-8 win on the road in Week 3. Look for Philadelphia’s star to continue building on what we have seen from him up to this point. His growth during his second full season as the starter was evident. Maybe this year he can snag the MVP trophy.

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