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Jalen Hurts hands WFT second L in three days by asking for “follow-up action” after postgame incident

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Jalen Hurts stays winning. The Eagles quarterback may have one of the most rootable personalities in all of professional sports and he reminded the world why on Tuesday afternoon.

Hurts was involved in a postgame incident after Sunday’s win. When walking off the field and into the tunnel, a railing at FedEx field collapsed, narrowly missing him. Fans who were leaning over the railing dropped from the stands and landed inches away from the Eagles quarterback. Hurts quickly helped up the Eagles fans in front of him, making a wholesome moment for all and showing just how much of a class act he really is.

The story doesn’t end there, however. According to Nicki Jhabvala, Hurts sent a letter to the Football Team in a bid to secure follow-up action is considered so that such an event doesn’t happen again.

Not only is this incredibly selfless and caring, but it’s so rare. How often do you see an NFL quarterback make this kind of move? The answer is ‘rarely’. I can’t think of many players who would’ve stuck around to ensure fallen fans were safe. There were security guards around and that’s their job. It would’ve been perfectly understandable for Hurts to carry on walking. But he didn’t. He stayed and helped.

Not only that, but then he followed up to ensure that the team takes measures to stop it happening again.

Jalen Hurts is a class act on and off the field and Philadelphia is lucky to have him.

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire

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