- The Eagles inched out a narrow win against the New England Patriots on Week 1
- Hurts signed a massive five-year $255 million contract extension this summer
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has graced the cover of not one but two different magazines just after the start of the NFL season.
Hurts appeared on the front pages of Sports Illustrated for their 2023 football preview and also Time Magazine after being listed as one of their ‘Next 100 rising stars.’
The cover shoots only add to the levels of stardom Hurts has reached during what can only be described as a successful 2023 for the 25-year-old signal caller.
After leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl last season he signed a then-record-setting five-year $255 million contract extension. He also inked a deal with Jordan to become the third NFL QB on the legendary brand’s roster.
Last season Hurts recorded 3,701 yards passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also ran for 760 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was featured on the cover of two separate magazines this week
Hurts helped the Eagles inch out a win vs the Patriots in Week 1 and will now play Minnesota
Hurts and the Eagles kicked off this season with a narrow 25-20 victory over the New England Patriots.
Philadelphia’s offense looked sluggish and showed signs of early season rust in the win. Hurts himself only recorded 170 yards passing and fumble that nearly cost the Eagles the win.
Heading into Week 2 Philadelphia is facing a quick turnaround ahead of playing the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football.
Recent history however shows the Eagles have a good chance to rebound from the poor performance in Week 1.
Last season, also in Week 2 against the Vikings, Hurts had 301 total yards in the first half in the breakout game of his young career and finished with three total touchdowns in a 24-7 win.
Consider, Hurts hit five receivers on 5-for-5 passing – highlighted by a 19-yard strike to A.J. Brown – in the opening drive and finished the drive himself with a 3-yard scoring run. In the Week 1 win against Detroit last season, Hurts failed to complete a pass on five attempts and the Eagles turned the ball over on downs on the first drive of the game.
So maybe it´s a pattern.