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Eagles’ QB Jalen Hurts is a finalist for NFL MVP, AP Offensive Player of the Year

Jalen Hurts gets set to throw a pass against the Bears
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He has gone from doubted to superstar in the National Football League in two years.

Philadelphia knew it had an athletic leader in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but Jalen Hurts’ growth to become a complete quarterback is a testament to his work ethic. People questioned his accuracy, ball placement, footwork, and mechanics as a passer. Some suggested he change positions, but the critics have started to eat their words. The 24-year-old has the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. Hurts is one marquee outing from a Super Bowl appearance.

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According to several NFL reporters, the former Alabama quarterback is a finalist for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year awards. Hurts finished tenth in the league for passing yards (3,701) among quarterbacks during the regular season. He has 38 total touchdowns (14 rushing touchdowns) to six interceptions. 

Philadelphia faces the 49ers Sunday on FOX at 2:00 p.m.

The final results for NFL MVP will be announced on Feb. 9 at the NFL Honors Ceremony. 

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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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