Jalen Hurts: The Comeback King

November 28, 2023

Athlete Studio

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is quickly making a name for himself as one of the most clutch players in the NFL. After leading his team to a remarkable come-from-behind victory against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Hurts' star continues to rise.

Trailing at halftime in their past four games, the 10-1 Philadelphia Eagles have defied the odds and emerged victorious each time, tying an impressive NFL record. And at the center of this remarkable feat is none other than Jalen Hurts.

Hurts showcased his flair for the dramatic by scoring four out of his career-high five touchdowns in the second half of the game. The highlight of the day came in overtime when he sealed the win with a magnificent 12-yard scoring run, sending the Lincoln Financial Field crowd into a frenzy.

Eagles veteran center Jason Kelce couldn't help but express his admiration for Hurts' performance, stating, "It's a Jalen performance. There aren't too many guys that I've played with -- probably nobody that I've played with -- that's been more clutch down the stretch," Eagles veteran center Jason Kelce said after the 37-34 victory. "He's been so good in crucial situations when things have to happen. That's a trait not to take lightly. I think if you look at most of the best players, it's a trait that they have to have."

With four game-winning drives this season, Hurts has doubled his career total, solidifying his reputation as a true leader and playmaker. In fact, his winning percentage after trailing by 10-plus points (.450) is second only to Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs (.560) since 1950.

When asked about his clutch performances, Hurts humbly deflects the praise and remains focused on his team's success. "That's not for me to concern or roll with. I just try to go out there and play to the standard and be the best I can be for my team," Hurts said of being so clutch. "There were times today I felt like I didn't do that, but when it mattered most, I felt like we did a good job of doing what we needed to do."

Hurts' remarkable record speaks for itself. With a 16-1 record in his past 17 regular-season starts and an outstanding 27-2 record in his past 29 games, he has become the front-runner for the top seed in the NFC. As a result, the Eagles are now co-Super Bowl favorites at +425 along with the Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN BET. Furthermore, Hurts himself is the frontrunner for the MVP title at +150.

Eagles right tackle Jordan Mailata couldn't hide his admiration for Hurts, stating, "One-hundred percent, that dude should be [MVP]. He's got the best f---ing record out of all the MVP candidates. I love him, man. There's no words that can describe the love I have for this guy. He really embodies perseverance, and he leads by example."

As the NFL season progresses, all eyes will be on Jalen Hurts as he continues to impress with his clutch performances and exceptional leadership. With the playoffs on the horizon, it seems that Hurts and the Eagles are destined for greatness.

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