Eagles QB Jalen Hurts again extinguishes any potential concerns about complacency

Money and success makes people more of what they are. With that being said, we have no fear of complacency being shown by Eagles QB Jalen Hurts.
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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Much can change in a year's time. 365 days ago, the debate was heavy among the Philadelphia Eagles contingent whenever Jalen Hurts was mentioned. Can he do it? Will he do it? How high is his ceiling? One year later, none of those questions are being asked, and at the risk of being the 'I told you so' guys, we're going to pat ourselves on the back. We knew he would be fine. Check our history. Everything is timestamped.

We believed Jalen would be successful for all of the reasons that we now celebrate him: work ethic, maturity, leadership, and the constant thirst for greatness. Jalen Hurts was built for the City of Brotherly Love in a way that Carson Wentz wasn't. He possesses a mindset that Carson Wentz didn't.

Jalen, unlike Carson, understands that being named QB1 of an NFL franchise isn't a lifetime assignment. Let's just say the rent is due every day. It's for that reason that you needn't worry about any regression or complacency. You can listen to his latest press conference or statements he made at Alabama with the Crimson Tide. Nothing will change about his work ethic.

Eagles QB1 Jalen Hurts hangs out with Rob Maaddi on the Rare Breed podcast.

Here's something worth checking out if you missed it. AP Lead Writer Rob Maaddi welcomed Jalen Hurts for a special edition of his Rare Breed podcast. As you might expect, that signature work ethic was discussed. So was the most recent Eagles season, a season where QB1 finished second in MVP voting and led the Eagles within four points of raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

No one is expecting complacency. At least you shouldn't. As the topic changed to maintaining his hunger to be great, Jalen said the following.

"Everybody aspires to be the best and works to be the best, but ultimately you have to find something that separates you. And, that's the thrill. There's a thrill in not being satisfied, and there's a thrill in being on this journey. And, I've embraced that. I love this game, and I know my purpose within this game. I truly just want to be intentional. I've always tried to be intentional regardless of what it may have looked like (or) what was said. Every day, I just try to be the best I can be. That is not based off of external factors. Those things don't matter. Just try to control what you can. Keep the main thing the main thing. "

Jalen Hurts is the son of a coach, a guy Nick Sirianni referred to as the most coachable player that he has been around. He signed a brand new five-year contract extension worth $255 million with $180 million guaranteed on April 17th.

Some would say that he has already arrived. Everyone who has been paying close attention will tell you that there's still room for improvement. Others still will remind you of the following. Money makes people more of what they already are.

When you place your head on the pillow tonight, do so without stress. The Philadelphia Eagles have the right man for the job. Their QB1 possesses every trait necessary to succeed as an NFL quarterback, and he's only going to get better.

The road gets tougher during the 2023-2024 NFL season, but that's totally fine with us. We can't think of anyone else we'd rather have in the foxhole with us.