There was a point in time when football experts questioned Jalen Hurts‘ ability to be the Philadelphia Eagles‘ franchise quarterback.
While he had the mobility to gain yards on the ground, his passing accuracy was still suspect.
But at least for one game, he laid those doubts to rest, as NBC Sports’ John Clark pointed out.
Jalen Hurts is first player in NFL history to have:
300+ passing yards
80.0+ completion %
Rush for multiple TDs
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 20, 2022
Clark tweeted, “Jalen Hurts is the first player in NFL history to have: 300+ passing yards, 80.0+ completion %, rush for multiple TDs.”
He achieved those feats in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season against the Minnesota Vikings.
A week before, Hurts completed only 56.3 percent of his passes in a 38-35 win over the Detroit Lions.
But against Minnesota, he had an 83.9 completion rate by making 26 passes out of 31 throws.
Those completions gave him 333 passing yards and a touchdown strike to Quez Watkins.
Aside from having a passer rating of 108.7, Hurts also added 57 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
While it’s challenging for him to maintain this pace, the former Alabama and Oklahoma standout has proven he has what it takes to lead the Eagles moving forward.
Hurts Benefits From A Talented Offensive Unit
It’s hard to find a hole on the Eagles’ offense because they have covered all bases.
They have the likes of Jordan Mailata, Jason Kelce, and Lane Johnson to provide protection for Hurts.
Likewise, they have one of the best backfield units in the league with Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell, and Boston Scott.
Finally, Philadelphia has a stacked receiving corps with Watkins, A.J. Brown, and DeVonta Smith.
It didn’t take long for Brown to feel at home with the Eagles after a 155-yard game against the Lions.
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