Jalen Hurts: First Eagles Quarterback to Win 10 Consecutive Starts

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Back in college, after playing quarterback for head coach Nick Saban at Alabama for three years, Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts transferred to Oklahoma for his final year of eligibility after losing the starting position to now Miami Dolphins Quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. He played great as a Sooner and was the runner-up to Joe Burrow for the Heisman trophy, NCAAF’s highest honor for an individual player. 

Drafted in the second round with the 56th pick, many experts criticized the Philadelphia Eagles for drafting Jalen Hurts not only because they thought the team had reached, but also because they already had a starting quarterback in Carson Wentz. CBS Sports called it a “head-scratcher” while ESPN said the pick would “stir up noise” and it certainly became a hot take on all social media. In fact, some people thought this season was a make-or-break year for Hurts to prove he could be a starting QB in the NFL. 

Point proven.

Through eight games, Jalen Hurts stars for the only undefeated team in the league at 8-0 after taking out Houston in a Thursday Night game on the road 29-17. Dating back to last season when Philadelphia head coach Nick Sirianni named Jalen Hurts the starter in Week 14, the QB has won 10 consecutive regular season starts, a franchise record. On the season so far, Hurts has thrown for 2,042 yards and 12 TDs against only two interceptions to go along with an amazing 68.2% completion percentage. That’s not all. Hurts has rushed the ball for 326 yards and another six TDs on the ground bringing his total yards to 2,368 to go with 18 total TDs, third-most in the league. 

With his team undefeated and the Washington Commanders in Philly for Monday Night Football, the question for Hurts soon will be if he can take the Eagles to the SuperBowl this year.

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