Jalen Hurts is the answer at quarterback that the Philadelphia Eagles have been trying to solve for some time.
Many across the league recognize Hurts for his rushing abilities but fail to recognize his passing prowess.
Chase Daniel, a member of the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad and 13-year NFL veteran, showcased Hurts’ elite arm talent yesterday evening.
The NFL's passing leader on tight-window throws?! Yeah it's @JalenHurts 😎@ChaseDaniel breaks down how he is able to thread the needle so well 🪡 pic.twitter.com/wzZ3JdvyCZ
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) February 9, 2023
There’s a reason why Hurts is in the MVP race.
While Patrick Mahomes has been touted as the better quarterback in the Super Bowl, Hurts is no slouch himself.
As Daniel breaks down, Hurts was the NFL’s leader in tight-window passes.
Not only has he been an efficient passer, but his ability to get the ball to his receivers in tight coverage has been severely underrated.
Even though Hurts had the 10th-most passing yards in the league, and was only 14th in touchdown passes, he was incredibly efficient.
One of the major reasons that Hurts wasn’t higher on these lists was that he didn’t need to be.
The Eagles had one of the NFL’s best-rushing attacks during the regular season, which meant that Hurts didn’t have to use his arm as much as other quarterbacks, such as Mahomes or Josh Allen.
For comparison’s sake, during the regular season, Mahomes attempted 648 passes.
Hurts, on the other hand, attempted 460.
His sheer lack of passing attempts has taken him out of the conversation for the NFL’s best quarterback, which is typically given to Mahomes.
In their matchup on Sunday, we will see who prevails, at least as the better quarterback in this game.NEXT: NFL Insider Reveals Incredible Eagles Stat