FOX Sports analyst Joy Taylor weighs in on Jalen Hurts' brilliance, ESPN analyst gives him top billing

Two of our favorite voices in sports media showed Eagles QB1 Jalen Hurts some love as we place the 4th of July in our rearview mirrors.
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

At some point, we all find ourselves belting out popular cliches and sayings that we have heard a time or two. They tend to take on new meanings when we find real-life applications. Jalen Hurts has become the evidence of that.

All offseason, we have been studying QB1's game and saying 'what a difference a year makes'. This time last offseason, many were wondering if he was the long-term answer for the Philadelphia Eagles at quarterback. You haven't heard that question asked at all this offseason, have you?

Without trying, Jalen has become quite the author of a few soundbites himself. Many of us have caught ourselves saying "The rent is due every day" or how wise it is to "keep the main thing the main thing", but it's hard to discuss the Birds without bringing their franchise signal-caller's name up.

As we settle into July and place the 4th in our rearview mirror, thoughts turn to another Eagles training camp. You can best believe we'll dedicate quite a bit of time to discussing the guy in the Number 1 jersey.

The Jalen Hurts love fest continues as Joy Taylor places him in the elite tier and Stephen A. Smith names him as the NFC's top quarterback.

The lack of on-field NFL action hasn't lessened anyone's interest in our great nation's most popular game. Everywhere you turn, Eagles content finds its way across our tablets, laptops, and cellular devices. Here are a couple of must-see drops if you missed them.

Recently, a FOX Sports mainstay, the brilliant Joy Taylor, hung out on JAKIB Media's The National Football Show with Dan Sileo. ESPN legend Stephen A. Smith spent some time piecing together his list of the top quarterbacks in the NFC. Both are impressed with QB1. Both name him as the NFC's best signal-caller.

You can check the time stamps. At Inside The Iggles, we always knew Jalen Hurts was the man, but as a whole, we have seen the temperature change around the Eagles contingent.

Fans have gone from asking why the Eagles needed to use a second-round draft choice on Jalen to asking whether or not he's the guy to settling into the theory that this guy is going to be around for a while. QB1 is aging like a fine wine.

Last season, in his second full season as a starter, he produced a 66.5% completion percentage, 3,701 passing yards, 760 rushing yards, and 35 total TDs. The questions are about what he'll do for an encore. With a supporting cast that includes A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert, and a quartet of talented tailbacks, there figures to be more offensive explosion in 2023.

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