The torrid start for the Eagles has been a story for the ages. While they may have one of the easier schedules in the league, it doesn’t change the fact the NFL is a week-to-week league. One of the main reasons for this incredible start has been the growth of Jalen Hurts.
On Thursday morning, the NFL announced that Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is the NFC Offensive Player of the Month. An honor that no one, even Hurts, should take lightly. Is it a reason to celebrate? Yes, but the focus has to stay as stable as possible if the Eagles are to reach the next level of the journey.
The Eagles’ Ultimate Weapon
In three games so far this season, Hurts has completed 67% of his passes, which is a career-high, and has already passed for 916 yards and 4 passing touchdowns. He also leads the league in passing yards per attempt with 9.3 YPA after a season where many mentioned the concern of Jalen’s arm strength or lack thereof. He also averaging 305 passing yards per game after three weeks which is nearly 100 more passing yards than what he averaged last season.
Not only is Hurts getting it done with his arm but he’s also keeping defenses on their toes with his rushing ability. The quick feet of Hurts has bailed the Eagles offense out multiple times in week 1 as he rushed for 90 yards. On the season, Jalen Hurts has 167 rushing yards with 10 of his 37 attempts going for first downs. He has three rushing touchdowns on the season which would bring his total touchdowns to 7 on the year.
Due to the leap that Hurts has taken, the Eagles are one of the better teams in the NFL. They’ve soared to the top of the NFL Power Rankings with their 3-0 start and one can only wonder how far this team can go if they can hold up for the entire season.
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