During the 2020 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles felt it was time to bring in another quarterback, with the team waiting until the second round to bring in Jalen Hurts out of Oklahoma.
Initially, Hurts was sitting at No. 3 on the team’s depth chart at quarterback, with the team seemingly not all that confident in the rookie and using him mainly as a runner, which resulted in a few rushing touchdowns.
However, when Hurts got a shot as a passer in his rookie campaign, he threw four interceptions and looked like a quarterback who might struggle on the NFL level.
In his second season, Hurts made an impression as a passer and runner and became a dynamic weapon for the Eagles, leading the team to an 8-7 record in the 15 games he played.
Then came the 2022 NFL season when Hurts took it to another level entirely and quickly became one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league while leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl.
Even though Philadelphia failed to come out on top against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, the Eagles are widely considered to be the best team in the NFC, with Hurts getting a lot of buzz as a potential MVP in 2023, or at least that’s what Peter King believes, via Sunday Night Football on NBC.
The 2023 NFL MVP will be _____________‼️🏆
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) September 4, 2023
If Hurts can remain consistent and continue to improve in 2023, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that he wins his first NFL MVP award.
After last season, Hurts won’t be surprising teams anymore, which will likely make it more challenging for him to succeed, but he seems to be talented enough to be in that elite category of quarterbacks and a candidate for MVP.NEXT: C.J. Stroud Receives Major Honor From The Texans