Former NFL legend raves about Jalen Hurts: “I hope my son turns into him.”
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He is one victory away from creating significant history in football.
Jalen Hurts can give the University of Alabama its first black quarterback to lead an NFL team to a Super Bowl Championship, he can become the fourth former Crimson Tide signal-caller in school history to lead a team to a Super Bowl title, and he can give Nick Saban his first NFL Champion at the quarterback position for Alabama. The history would be legendary, but the way Hurts plays the game and conducts himself presents him as a beacon of light for others that came before him. Michael Vick ushered in the incredible era of dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2000s. Everyone wanted to play like him, look like him, entertain like him, and have moves like him. He broke the mold for the National Football League, but a legend stopped to admire the young Hurts.
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Vick interviewed with 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, and he said ‘he hopes his son can turn into Jalen Hurts.’
“Sitting down with Jalen, and you can ask Donovan about this, sitting down with Jalen had us wanting to go back and do it all over again and do it the right way. I hope my son can turn into a Jalen Hurts.” – @MichaelVick on @JalenHurts
— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) February 1, 2023
Vick said Hurts has legends like him and Donovan McNabb wanting to do their careers over again.
He appreciates what Hurts has done for the Eagles, the NFL game, and black men in a position of leadership. He’s had highs and lows, but Hurts remains consistent in his approach to the game. The hard work has paid off as the third-year quarterback is on the game’s biggest stage. Hurts looks to win his first NFL Championship on Sunday against Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City.
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