You can add Jalen Hurts' name to the long list of Alabama quarterbacks who have entered the NFL with plenty of doubts from so-called experts.
From the get-go, Hurts was labeled a bust. He was deemed to have a "noodle arm" incapable of making some of the throws that Josh Allen or Patrick Mahomes can make. He was called a running back (similar to Lamar Jackson) because of his desire to quickly get out of the pocket instead of running through his progressions. He was written off before even being given a chance.
Fortunately for Philadelphia Eagles fans, the question of whether Hurts is a bona fide franchise quarterback has been put to rest thanks to an incredible 2022 season that saw him lead his team to the Super Bowl.
Hurts' efforts last season earned him a lucrative contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia for at least five more years:
????Jalen Hurts' 5-yr, $255M extension????— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 25, 2023
• $110M fully guaranteed.
• $23.294M to sign.
• 2023: $1.01M base.
• 2024: $1.125M base, $38.875M option.
• 2025: $1.175M base, $40.83M option.
• 2026: $1.215M base, $49.875M option.
• 2027: $51M*.
• 2028: $51M*.
*Keep reading ????
If Hurts can continue to build his game and surpass last year's totals of 3,701 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, 760 rushing yards, and 13 rushing touchdowns, Eagles fans will feel like they won the lottery, and the franchise's second Super Bowl may not be too far off. Let's take a closer look at Hurts' regular season and postseason record against every team in the NFL.
|Team||Hurts' regular season record||Hurts' postseason record|
|Green Bay Packers||1-1||N/A|
|Kansas City Chiefs||1-1||0-1|
|Las Vegas Raiders||0-1||N/A|
|New England Patriots||1-0||N/A|
|New Orleans Saints||2-0||N/A|
|New York Giants||4-2||1-0|
|New York Jets||0-1||N/A|
|Los Angeles Chargers||0-1||N/A|
|San Francisco 49ers||1-1||1-0|
|Los Angeles Rams||1-1||N/A|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1-1||0-1|
Hurts vs the Dallas Cowboys
To say the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys hate each other would be putting it mildly. The rivalry between these two NFC East foes go back to 1960, and it doesn't matter who is under center, the main objective for these teams (outside of winning the Super Bowl) is to beat one another as many times as humanly possible.
Since Hurts entered the league in 2020, the Eagles have had a narrow 3-2 lead over the Cowboys in this series. During these meetings, we've seen the good and the bad of a young, inexperienced quarterback.
In the losses, the Eagles lost by exactly 20 points and Hurts threw two interceptions in each game.
In the first win that he started, Hurts protected the ball and threw for 155 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.
With so much at stake in every division game, Hurts will need to be at his best against a Cowboys team many believe can make a deep run this postseason.
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Hurts vs the New York Giants
If beating the Cowboys is all that matters to the Eagles, then beating the New York Giants is the cherry on top.
Hurts has had a tremendous time vs. the Giants going 3-1 as a starter. In those regular season wins, he's thrown for 645 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 97 yards and one touchdown on the ground.
In the playoffs, Hurts took his game to the next level. Despite throwing for just 154 yards and two touchdowns, he did not turn the ball over and the Eagles ran away with a 38-7 win thanks to plays like these:
Jalen Hurts EVERY PLAY vs New York Giants— MRCROCKPOT (@mrcrockpot) January 22, 2023
He didn't put up elite stats, but Hurts was in complete command of an efficient & dominant Eagles offense last night, he also notched his first playoff W, full video below ????#JalenHurts #Eagles #FlyEaglesFlyhttps://t.co/9S4ZWILDHB pic.twitter.com/HMPs176uRO
If you're a Giants fan, the future does not look bright. Especially with Hurts and his collection of offensive weapons firing on all cylinders.
Hurts vs the Washington Commanders
The final piece of the NFC East puzzle is perhaps the one that Hurts relishes the most. Sure, he may be just 5-2 against Washington as a starter, but his numbers are solid.
Through seven games against the Washington Commanders, Hurts is 137 for 208 with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. He's also added 204 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
This beauty to DeVonta Smith was part of a three-touchdown performance last season:
Jalen Hurts and Devonta Smith are the new Owners of the Washington Commanders. pic.twitter.com/BFI69jwLnK— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 25, 2022
If the Commanders don't figure out how to defend Hurts and the Eagles, he will continue to put up video game-like numbers against this sad sack franchise.
Hurts vs the Kansas City Chiefs
How could we talk about Hurts' record against every team in the NFL and not talk about Hurts vs. the Kansas City Chiefs?
We all know how last year's Super Bowl went down. Hurts could have very well won Super Bowl MVP — despite losing — with his heroic performance of 27/38, 304 passing yards, one passing touchdown, 70 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, and one two-point conversion.
He did it all and made it look so damn easy:
Hurts managed to get a measure of revenge in Week 11 of the 2023 season when he led the Eagles to a satisfying 21-17 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Oklahoma alum ran for two touchdowns in the driving rain to secure the come-from-behind win.
- Josh Allen's record against every NFL team
- Joe Burrow's record against every NFL team
- Lamar Jackson's record against every NFL team
- Patrick Mahomes' record against every NFL team
- Dak Prescott's record against every NFL team
- Matt Ryan's record against every NFL team
- Aaron Rodgers' record against every NFL team
- Matthew Stafford's record against every NFL team
- Justin Herbert's record against every NFL team
Hurts vs the Pittsburgh Steelers
As if beating your in-state rival isn't enough, Hurts put on an absolute clinic in his only start vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In that contest, Hurts threw for just 285 yards but tossed four touchdown passes, none of which were prettier than this toss to A.J. Brown:
While most Steelers fans may be content with Kenny Pickett running the offense, I'm sure a few of them wish they had Hurts on their side of the Susquehanna River.