There isn't a whole lot higher the 2023 Philadelphia Eagles can go after an impressive 2022 season that saw them get all the way to the Super Bowl, only to see the Kansas City Chiefs bring home the Lombardi.
Now with a "Super Bowl or bust" mentality going into this coming season, the Eagles are hoping such a best-case scenario is not just possible, but it comes to fruition.
Speaking of a best-case scenario, what would a few of those look like for Philly? How about the opposite? We hate talking about the latter, but let's get to both sides, here, as we await training camp and, ultimately, the regular season.
Jalen Hurts wins NFL MVP
Last season in his second season as a starter, Jalen Hurts took the NFL world by storm and went 14-1 as a starter. Ending with over 4,400 yards from scrimmage and 35 total touchdowns to just six interceptions, Hurts launched himself into the MVP conversation, which was ultimately won by the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes.
Hurts was a finalist along with Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen and Justin Jefferson following a briliant 2022 campaign. Fresh off his new contract and being given long-term security, it's now safe to assume we're going to see another phenomenal season out of Hurts.
A best-case scenario for Hurts, individually, would of course be to win the MVP this year, not just finish as a finalist. In order to do that, though, he'll have to put up even bigger numbers and surpass Mahomes. Let's say Hurts finishes with over 4,400 yards passing and adds another 600-700 on the ground, and totals 45 touchdowns. They're lofty numbers, but that's what it might take to get it done.