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Jalen Hurts shows off incredible strength ahead of second season with Eagles

Jalen Hurts throwing passes in warmups before Eagles vs. Giants game
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As the son of a high school coach, Jalen Hurts is driven by success.

He carried this demeanor throughout high school and college, and now he’s about to enter his second NFL season. The Philadelphia Eagles are ready to see its second-round pick of the 2020 NFL Draft excel; however, national media has constantly provided criticism. Various reporters are not sold on Hurts becoming an ideal quarterback in the league. They question his passing mechanics, accuracy, and ability to consistently get passes downfield. Regardless of this, Hurts is focused on carrying Philadelphia to the playoffs. The front office drafted well this year, and Hurts is putting in quality work too.

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According to a video on Twitter, the former Alabama standout showed his freakish strength by deadlifting 620 pounds.

He has been known for his athleticism, but Hurts’ work ethic looks to pay off for him as a passer.

Eagle fans saw him turn in strong performances last season, and they are excited to see him build off it.

Hurts is his own biggest critic; nevertheless, he desires to show the masses he is the one for Philadelphia.

This season will be an opportunity for him to prove himself.

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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.

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