Jalen Hurts expected to receive “monster” contract extension this offseason
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NFL Draft experts in 2020 wondered if Jalen Hurts would transition as a pro quarterback.
They doubted his mechanics, and some felt he was not the guy for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Philadelphia had confidence in its second-round pick, and it’s headed to the Super Bowl. Hurts made incredible improvement as a second-year starter, becoming a finalist for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year awards. He guided the team to an NFC East title at 14-3, a first-round bye in the playoffs, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Hurts posted 3,701 passing yards in the regular season, ranking him tenth in the league among quarterbacks.
He has 39 total touchdowns this season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that Hurts is expected to receive a ‘monster’ contract extension this offseason. He would make $4 million on his current deal, but his success could put him in a bigger tax bracket. Nicole Lynn, Hurts’ agent with Klutch Sports Group, and the Eagles’ front office will work on an extension.
From @NFLGameDay: #Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is eligible for an extension after this season, and there are no doubts he’s a massive part of their long-term future. A look at what could be coming… pic.twitter.com/gIxAYkUiex
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 29, 2023
Hurts is the fourth former Alabama quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl.
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