Just last season, analysts and fans were debating whether Jalen Hurts was the right guy to lead the Philadelphia Eagles or not.
In fact, some thought the Oklahoma product wasn’t a starting-caliber quarterback at the NFL level, as he had been fairly inconsistent throughout his brief career in the league.
Fast forward to today, and we’re talking about whether Hurts has been the biggest reason behind the Eagles’ success, and he’s surely done more than enough merits for that.
As NFL insider Jeff Kerr pointed out, Hurts is the only player in NFL history with at least 3,000 passing yards, 700 rushing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, ten rushing touchdowns, and fewer than ten interceptions in a single season.
There's only one player in #NFL history with 3,000+ pass yards, 700+ rush yards, 20+ pass TD, 10+ rush TD, and fewer than 10 INT in a season.
Jalen Hurts#Eagles #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/va9sPzSxmI
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) January 27, 2023
There’s no doubt that Hurts would’ve run away with Most Valuable Player honors this season had he stayed healthy, but that shoulder injury doomed his case in favor of other spectacular players.
Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes wound up having stellar numbers and topping Hurts in most sportsbooks for the MVP award, which once again raises questions about the voting criterion.
Is the MVP the best player on the best team?
Is it the guy who posted the most spectacular numbers?
Or is it the player who proved to be more impactful for his team?
Judging by that last metric, there would be no doubt that Hurts is the true MVP, as the Eagles’ otherwise explosive offense struggled mightily to move the chains without him on the gridiron.
But well, maybe next year, Jalen.NEXT: Colin Cowherd Reveals His Concern About Nick Sirianni