Jalen Hurts Says NBA Legend Has Been "Very Helpful"

August 18, 2023

Athlete Studio

Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Jalen Hurts has just signed a groundbreaking deal with Jordan, officially becoming the third quarterback to join forces with the iconic brand.

"It's an honor to be a part of that family and to be able to rep that," Hurts told CBS Sports. "I've been in touch with him and he's a great person, a great mentor, and very helpful."

Currently, the only other quarterbacks associated with Jordan are Dak Prescott from the Dallas Cowboys and Bryce Young, a promising rookie quarterback from the Carolina Panthers.

Throughout the previous season, Hurts proudly sported Jordan cleats in every Eagles game, including two pairs during Super Bowl LVII, showcasing his dedication to the brand.

Hurts had a phenomenal season, accumulating a remarkable 4,461 total yards and 35 touchdowns, leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance.

Interestingly, Hurts isn't the first quarterback from Philadelphia to sign with Jordan Brand. Former Eagles star Donovan McNabb inked a deal with the company back in 2001.

McNabb, who played 11 out of his 13 NFL seasons with the Eagles, currently holds the record for the most passing touchdowns in Philadelphia's history, with an impressive 216.

Even during his collegiate football days at the University of Oklahoma, Hurts proudly donned Jordan gear, as the university had a partnership with the brand.

While the specific details regarding the length and financial terms of Hurts' contract have yet to be disclosed, it's worth noting that Dak Prescott recently signed a five-year deal with Jordan Brand in 2021, highlighting the brand's commitment to their star athletes.

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