Through the first two games of the 2023 season, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has already shown his skills on the field. With 363 passing yards and 72 rushing yards, Hurts has proven to be a versatile and consistent player.
However, what matters most to Hurts is not his personal stats, but rather the success of the team. The Eagles have started the season with impressive victories over the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings. Both teams struggled to contain Hurts, who had a historic 2022 season with a passing-efficiency rating of 100 and at least 10 touchdown runs.
In a recent interview, Hurts emphasized the importance of winning and playing to the team's standard. He believes that winning should always be the main focus and that there are multiple ways to achieve victory. Hurts sets his own standard and constantly challenges himself to improve.
“It’s not about me; it’s about us,” Hurts said. “And so, if they are doing something there for me, we got 250 yards rushing to do that. There are multiple ways to win. The thing that I want to make clear is: When did winning not become the main thing? I always say, ‘Keep the main thing the main thing,’ where winning is the only thing that truly matters."
Looking ahead, Hurts and the Eagles face a tough challenge against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight. Despite previous losses to the Bucs, Hurts is confident in his growth as a player and is determined to lead his team to victory.
Hurts understands the significance of this game and acknowledges the strength of the Buccaneers' defense. He knows that controlling what they can and attacking the opponent's weaknesses will be crucial for the Eagles' success.
As the game approaches, Hurts remains focused on his personal growth and development. He aims to be a better player with each passing day, constantly learning from both his successes and mistakes. Hurts is motivated by the challenge and is wired to give his best on the field.
During a postseason game, NFL Films recorded Tampa Bay cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross talking negatively about Hurts, but Hurts seems to be proving him wrong with yet another great season in the works.
Asked about the film clip on Thursday, Hurts answered: “I’m wired to give my best and to play to my standard, but a little extra inspiration never hurts.”