Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has already proven to be a Swiss army knife of a player, displaying the ability to both throw the ball effectively and utilize his elite athleticism to send defenses scrambling.
Hurts’ versatility was on full display in last Thursday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings, as he went 18-for-23 with 193 yards, a touchdown and an interception while also adding 35 rushing yards and a pair of scores on the ground.
Punching it into the end zone himself is nothing new for Hurts, who is creeping up on old-time Eagles running back Steve Van Buren for a certain franchise record.
Obviously, Hurts still has a little while to go before ultimately reaching Van Buren’s record, but given that he has already achieved double digits for games with multiple rushing touchdowns by his fourth NFL season, you have to think he will break Van Buren’s mark sooner or later.
Hurts, who played three years at the University of Alabama before transferring to the University of Oklahoma for his final NCAA season, was selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
He became the full-time starter in his sophomore campaign, throwing for 3,144 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine picks. He also racked up 784 yards and 10 scores on the ground.
Then, last season, Hurts enjoyed a breakout season, finishing with 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns and six picks through the air while adding 760 yards and 13 scores as a rusher. That earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl. Most importantly, Hurts led Philadelphia to a Super Bowl appearance, where the club ultimately fell to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Now 2-0 to start the season, Jalen Hurts and the Eagles will head on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday.