Here are a handful of Jalen Hurts stats that we aren't discussing often enough

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Jalen Hurts... The name alone can birth conversations that are hours long. He's the face of a franchise, one playing the most difficult position to play in all of sports. No disrespect is intended to all of you starting pitchers out there.

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Jalen 53rd overall, during Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft. That decision was seen as a headscratcher by most. Looking back, that idea may prove to be one of the best Howie Roseman and company has ever come up with.

Twice in two seasons, Jalen has traveled deep into the regular season being seen by Vegas as having the best odds to win pro football's Most Valuable Player trophy, but in the end, Patrick Mahomes won that honor in 2022. Lamar won his second MVP nod in 2023.

It's year five of the Jalen Hurts experience. He now enjoys being part of a different tax bracket. Recently, we have discussed him for everything unrelated to football. Let's bring it back to football. We'd rather talk about stats anyway. Here are a handful we should be mentioning more often.

Jalen Hurts ranks first in wins by a starting quarterback over the past two regular seasons.

Jalen Hurts has crafted a 25-7 record over the past two Eagles campaigns. Call us crazy. Say what you will, but vthat's pretty doggone good. Heck, no one has been better.

That ranks ahead of Patrick Mahomes (24) and Lamar Jackson (21), the last two MVP winners. Sure all have missed time (Hurts - two games, Mahomes - one game, and Jackson - six games). Still, wins are wins, and few win more often than Jalen. Heck, if we look at the numbers, no one has won more often over the past two regular seasons.

Jalen Hurts' passing yardage and passing TD total has increased in each of his first four seasons.

This theory includes four starts and a 1-3 record in 2020, so the numbers don't look too impressive. But, QB1 still produced 1,061 passing yards and six passing TDs on 77 completions. The tally has increased very stedaily since then.

Jalen Hurts' passing yardage and passing TD total have increased during his three seasons as the full-time starter since then.

Don't take our word. Check out the numbers for yourselves:

2021: 265 completions, 3,144 yards, 16 passing TDs
2022: 306 completions, 3,701 yards, 22 passing TDs
2023: 352 completions, 3,858 yards, 23 passing TDs

Some say he struggles to read coverages. Meanwhile, he keeps making strides as a professional signal-caller.

Jalen will continue extending his own franchise record in 2024.

No Eagles quarterback has scored more rushing TDs than Jalen Hurts. Randall Cunningham scored 32 in 122 career games. Jalen broke that record during his first 54 games. Hurts' rushing TD total will likely decrease during his first season with Saquon Barkley as a teammate. That's cool with us as it will probably ensure QB1 is healthy all season.

Jalen Hurts is the first quarterback in NFL history to have three consecutive seasons with at least 10 rushing touchdowns.

No one needs to be reminded that Jalen Hurts is a talented scrambler, especially when he is healthy. As mentioned above, no other NFL QB in NFL history has enjoyed three consecutive seasons of at least ten rushing TDs. In 2023, he racked up 15 rushing TDs. That is the most in NFL history by a QB and broke a record set by Cam Newton in 2011.

Jalen's three rushing TDs in Super Bowl LVII is also a postseason record by a quarterback,

Jalen Hurts ranks second in total TDs over the past two NFL seasons.

73... That's the number of TDs that Jalen Hurts has produced for the Eagles over these past two NFL seasons. Only Buffalo Bills star Josh Allen has more (86). Patrick Mahomes has stacked 72. Lamar Jackson, believe it or not, has notched 49.

Poll most, and they'll tell you that Mahomes and Jackson are elite, and rightfully so. We debate Hurts and Allen's validity constantly. Both have had the same issue in their game recently. They have turned the ball over far too often.

Jalen will continue his upswing in 2024. Of that, we're certain. He bounces back more often than most. His laser focus has been the subject of both praise and criticism, but it's obvious. The Eagles have their franchise quarterback.

With Dallas Goedert, A.J. Brown, and DeVonta Smith in his supporting cast, he'll continue to light up the skies (and scoreboards). Saquon Barkley will take pressure off of him as a runner.

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