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Nick Sirianni compares Jalen Hurts to Michael Jordan after playoff win over Giants

Jalen Hurts (#1) changes play call in Eagles 2022 matchup against Steelers
Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Hurts is in the midst of a special season with the Eagles as he has the franchise in contention for another Super Bowl birth following its win over the Giants last weekend.

During the postseason, Hurts’ health was a bit in question as he battled through a shoulder injury near the end of regular season play. But after a few extra weeks rest, Hurts returned to the field in a big way helping the Eagles blowout the rival Giants 38-7 as he accounted for three touchdowns on the night.

After the game, Hurts shared that he felt just fine nursing the injury through the game, but head coach Nick Sirianni emphasized just how important it is to have Hurts on the field for the offense.

He drove his point home by comparing Hurts to nonother than Michael Jordan.

“To have him out there is like — I know this is high praise, but to have him out there is like having — I shouldn’t even go there — it’s like having Michael Jordan out there,” Sirianni said. “He’s your leader. He’s your guy. Hopefully, that’s the biggest respect I can pay to him comparing his ability to being on the field to a Michael Jordan type. This guy leads. He brings this calmness to the entire team. He plays great football. He’s as tough as they come. Yeah, I mean, to me, nobody has played any better football than him this year.”

Whether the comparison can even be entertained or not is beside the point. The Eagles are a much different team when Hurts is at the helm and will now be needing every bit of what he offers as the team prepares to take on the 49ers in the NFC Championship.

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