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Fox Sports reporter reveals details behind Jalen Hurts’ potential new contract extension

Jalen Hurts (#1) changes play call in Eagles 2022 matchup against Steelers
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How much could Jalen Hurts’ new contract extension be?

After leading the Philadephia Eagles to the Super Bowl, Hurts has set himself up to potentially become one of the highest-paid young quarterbacks in the National Football League. A few ESPN insiders believe his new extension will be north of $45 million, but that is only the starting point. Philadelphia believes it has its signal-caller for the future in Hurts, and it wants to lock him up.

Ralph Vacchiano, a Fox Sports reporter for the NFC East, revealed details behind Hurts’ potential extension in an article.

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The numbers for Hurts’ could be bigger than Josh Allen’s six-year, $258 million contract for the Buffalo Bills in 2021. Allen, a first-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, had two years left on his rookie deal before signing the extension. He has been a two-time NFL Pro Bowl selection and a league MVP candidate; however, Allen has yet to guide the Bills to a Super Bowl appearance.

Hurts guided the Eagles to an NFC Championship and a Super Bowl appearance. He dominated the matchup, totaling 304 passing yards, 70 rushing yards, and four touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs. Philadelphia suffered a 35-38 loss, but it witnessed a legendary performance from Hurts. He has grown in each season he’s been in the league since 2020, including a major jump last year as a passer. Hurts has become a complete player in the NFL and needs to be paid like it.

We will soon see how big of a bag Hurts pockets.

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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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