Alabama in the Pros

Terrell Owens said Jalen Hurts is ‘poised’ and ‘destined’ to be great for Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts celebrates a touchdown for Eagles versus Washington
Bill Streicher - USA TODAY Sports

Terrell Owens is one of many greats in professional sports that is cheering for Jalen Hurts to be successful.

He had some controversial moments, but T.O. backed up his talk with excellence on the field. During his 16-year career in the National Football League, he was arguably one of the best to ever play at wide receiver. A native of Alexander City, Ala., Owens was a five-time NFL First-Team All-Pro selection and six-time Pro Bowl selection. He led the NFL in touchdown receptions in 2001, 2002, and 2006. In his journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Owens spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He recorded 77 catches for 1,200 yards receiving and 14 scores in 2004. Owens helped the Eagles capture an NFC Championship and a berth in the Super Bowl. He totaled 77 receptions for 763 yards with six scores in the 2005 campaign.

Owens had Donovan McNabb as his quarterback, but he sees great things for Hurts.

RELATED: Jaylen Waddle partnered with Raising Canes to support First Responders and Front Line workers in Houston

Despite others not being sold on the native Texan, Owens said the former Alabama quarterback is ‘poised’ and ‘destined’ to be successful with the Eagles.

After three years with the Crimson Tide, Hurts spent his final collegiate season at Oklahoma and guided the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. He had some strong moments in his rookie season, and Eagle fans want him running the offense.

We will see how Philadelphia handles it, but Hurts does have a Hall of Famer in his corner for the job.

*Get the BEST Alabama football insider information, message board access, and recruiting coverage today! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our subscriber-only content!*

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith

Facebook Comments

To Top