Jalen Hurts ranked as one of NFL's most clutch QBs: Who's ahead of him?

The ranking comes courtesy of CBS Sports.
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Philadelphia Eagles star signal-caller Jalen Hurts has quickly established himself as one of the most clutch quarterbacks in the entire NFL. But, how does he stack up in that category compared to his peers?

Who is ahead of Hurts?

CBS Sports recently compiled a list of the 10 most clutch quarterbacks in the league using a few particular metrics, and Hurts came in ranked at No. 3, behind only C.J. Stroud of the Houston Texans and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs.

When it comes to Hurts' high ranking, here's the rationale that was provided by the outlet:

"All anyone will remember is the Eagles historic collapse down the stretch last year, but I'm not looking past Hurts' excellence in the clutch. He had six total touchdowns and 0 turnovers on potential game-tying or go-ahead drives in the fourth quarter and overtime through 12 weeks last year, culminating with a superstar performance in an OT win vs the Bills. He didn't have many opportunities in the clutch to end the year as Philadelphia was getting blown out. He also gave Philadelphia a chance to win Super Bowl LVII with a game-tying drive before the Chiefs answered."

Valid points were made. Before Philadelphia's epic collapse at the end of the 2023 season, Hurts had compiled an extremely impressive win-loss record in the league, and he was widely considered to be one of the most clutch QBs in the NFL due to his ability to consistently lead the Eagles to victory despite defecits.

The way the Eagles ended the '23 season tainted the way many people view Hurts and the Eagles, but the team's struggles were due to a lot more than just quarterback play. Moving forward under a new offensive coordinator, there's no reason to think that Hurts can't reclaim his title as one of the league's most clutch quarterbacks.

When it comes to CBS' list, having Mahomes at the top makes a lot of sense. After all, the guy has already led the Chiefs to three Super Bowl victories and he's only 28 years old. However, some fans in Philadelphia might not be happy to see Stroud placed over Hurts since Stroud has only played one season and Hurts has already led his team all the way to the big game. But, lists are subjective, and if Hurts can lead the Eagles on another deep playoff run in 2024, he'll probably be even higher on similar lists next year.