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LeBron James tweets out emphatic support for Jalen Hurts after stellar playoff performance

Jalen Hurts (#1) changes play call in Eagles 2022 matchup against Steelers
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Jalen Hurts has Eagles fans excited, Alabama fans overjoyed, and critics silenced.

He became the first former Alabama quarterback since Richard Todd to lead an NFL team to a playoff win in 40 years.

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Hurts guided the Philadelphia Eagles to a 38-7 victory last week over the New York Giants in the NFC Divisional round. He controlled Philadelphia’s offensive attack, totaling three touchdowns. Hurts completed 16 of 24 passes for 154 yards and two passing touchdowns. He has the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game with an opportunity to advance to the Super Bowl.

Hurts has performed like an MVP candidate all season, and a future Hall of Famer for the National Basketball Association sees it.

LeBron James, a four-time NBA Champion and co-founder of Klutch Sports Group, tweeted out emphatic support for Hurts after watching the third-year quarterback have a stellar playoff performance. Hurts is with Klutch Sports as Nicole Lynn represents him.

He earned a College Football Playoff National Championship (2017), two Southeastern Conference Championships (2016 and 2018), several individual accolades, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. Hurts has transformed himself from an incredible athlete to a complete quarterback. He will lead the Eagles against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game.

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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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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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