On Sunday, Jalen Hurts started in his first career NFL game at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
In a matchup against the New Orleans Saints, he totaled 273 yards offensively (167 passing, 106 rushing) and became the second quarterback in NFL history (Lamar Jackson) to record 100-plus yards rushing in his first start. He completed 17 of 30 passes, including one for a touchdown.
He recorded 12 first downs for the Eagles and paced it 413 total yards in a 24-21 win over the Saints.
Hurts ended a four-game losing streak for Philadelphia, and had legends of the game very impressed with his outing.
Warren Moon, former QB and Pro Football Hall of Fame
@JalenHurts – way to play big-time in your first NFL start! I’m proud of you young man! 👍
— Warren Moon (@WMoon1) December 14, 2020
Tony Dungy, former head coach and Super Bowl 41 Champion
Big shoutout to Jalen Hurts. He was tremendous for the Eagles today in his first start. Against a very good Saints D he was in total control. Big win for the Eagles.
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) December 14, 2020
Terrell Owens, former WR and Pro Football Hall of Fame
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) December 14, 2020
Marcus Spears, former NFL player and ESPN analyst
Man @JalenHurts out here doing what he do! This dude built for this type of stuff .
— Marcus Spears (@mspears96) December 13, 2020
Even five-time NBA champion, Earvin “Magic” Johnson had to chime in.
I was impressed with @JalenHurts in the Eagles upset over the Saints 24-21. He was 17 for 30 with 167 yards and a TD.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) December 14, 2020
Hurts has everyone talking about him, and the young man is doing his thing.
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