The hits keep on coming for Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Jalen Hurts. Perhaps you have heard. He's pretty popular these days. Next up on the agenda, the off-field agenda, is a feature in the TIME100 Next issue. What's that? We're glad that you asked.
In 2019, TIME Magazine launched the list, in the words of Editor-in-Chief Sam Jacobs, to continue their evolution in storytelling. In the same vein as their Person of The Year issue, they are using their platform to cast a spotlight and draw attention to those who are using their personal insight to inspire societal change.
Jacobs also states that TIME100 Next "demonstrates that rethinking accepted ideas can create new possibilities for millions of people". Yeah... That kind of sounds like something our favorite QB1 needs to be a part of.
This year's list includes dozens of named individuals. Jalen's mention comes with some added fireworks.
Jalen Hurts will grace the TIME100 Next cover as one of three cover subjects.
Anytime an NFL quarterback, or any quarterback for that matter, can be mentioned in the same sentence as Peyton Manning, they have to feel good about themselves. Manning, an NFL legend, first met Jalen when Hurts accepted a role as a counselor at Manning's summer football program. The two-time Super Bowl champion and future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee penned the words of Jalen's feature. That's one we can't wait to read.
Singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerina and French chef Mory Sacko will grace covers as well. Their write-ups were done by Shania Twain and Omar Sy respectively. Here's how we'll end this. Check out Jalen's spread.
Football is a tough game, one that requires hours of preparation and 100-percent effort at all times if one is to be successful. Jalen's star is burning brightly, and we're proud of him for that, but if he was anyone else we'd be worried.
With so much attention, a young man who is less focused could flame out rather quickly, but that isn't QB1's tale. He's the most mature 25-year-old we can remember seeing, and he's all football. Fear not Eagles fans, his best days are ahead.