For some people, the journey is the fun part. They could care less about how and when they arrive somewhere. All they seemingly care about is the route they took and the people they were traveling with. There's nothing wrong with that, but there exists other travelers as well. They only care about the destination and arriving on time. Watch Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles play football, and you might begin believing you're getting the best of both worlds. The road will bend, but more often than not, we arrive at our desired location, a victory by our Birds.
As we approach the kickoff of Philly's game versus the San Francisco 49ers, Jalen Hurts has won 24 of his last 26 regular-season starts. Oftentimes, when the stakes are their highest, he delivers some of his best stuff. See Philly's last two games, two come-from-behind victories if you're seeking some evidence.
QB1 is again being mentioned among the NFL's top MVP candidates. Everyone from ESPN to CBS Sports wants to offer their opinion.
Jalen Hurts sits atop DraftKings' MVP odds.
Our friends at DraftKings rank Philly's QB1 as their best bet to win the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award, this at noon on December 1st, His odds at that time were +150. Patrick Mahomes (+380), Lamar Jackson (+450), Dak Prescott (+475), and Tua Tagovailoa (+950) round out the top five.
And, still the experts can't stop raving over his talent. Rich Eisen is a fan. So are the voices at FS1's SPEAK. The national media can't seem to get enough of Philadelphia's star.
SI.com ranks Jalen Hurts second on their list behind Patrick Mahomes. Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, and C.J. Stroud round out the top five. Justin Herbert sits outside if the top five. Here's some of what was said about Jalen.
"In a year when nobody has separated in the MVP race, Hurts made a statement Sunday.- Matt Verderame
No, Hurts wasn’t spectacular throughout the game against the Bills. In fact, he had less than 100 passing yards and an interception at halftime. But then Hurts took off, leading the Eagles to score 30 points across their final six drives of the game.
Furthermore, the quarterback accounted for all five of Philadelphia’s touchdowns in its 37–34 overtime win, with three coming by air and two from his legs. Hurts leads the league with 29 touchdowns, including 11 on the ground.
Factor in that the Eagles are the only team with 10 wins, and Hurts should be the front-runner for MVP honors."
Jalen Hurts finished second in MVP voting a season ago. Some say he should have won the trophy this past February. We'd agree. We'd even say the losses Philly suffered without him in the lineup further demonstrated his VALUE. You know... seeing as how MVPs should be VALUABLE and whatnot.
Ahead of Week 13, Hurts has completed 67.6% of his passes. He has thrown for 2,697 yards and 18 TDs while compiling a quarterback rating of 94.9 and a QBR of 63.3. He has also run for 410 yards and 11 more TDs. Yes indeed. He has been all types of special.
Six more games will tell QB1's tale. If he keeps this up, it will be difficult to deny him the trophy a second time.