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More details surrounding Jalen Hurts record-breaking contract

Jalen Hurts attempts a pass in the 2022 season (2023 playoff game) against the New York Giants for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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The football world has been in awe since Monday as Jalen Hurts received a record-breaking contract.

As a former Alabama quarterback, the native Texan deserved it. He endured haters, naysayers, doubters, and critics, but he remained confident in his abilities as a quarterback. Hurts responded to the Philadelphia Eagles’ trust in him by delivering the franchise to a Super Bowl appearance last year. He outplayed Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs on the National Football League’s biggest stage; however, the Eagles’ defense could not stop Mahomes. He produced statistics in his third season that had him in conversations to be the league’s Most Valuable Player. We knew Philadelphia would reward Hurts with a massive new contract, but the details of the deal made jaws drop. He got $255 million for five years, including $179.304 million in guarantees.

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According to several NFL insiders, Hurts’ deal comes with a no-trade clause.

ESPN’s Field Yates reports Hurts will be the highest-paid quarterback each year on average.

He will make more yearly ($51 million) than Aaron Rodgers, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Daniel Jones, Matthew Stafford, and Dak Prescott.

Albert Breer, a Senior NFL Reporter for the Monday Morning Quarterback, unveiled more details from Hurts’ deal. 

More details are still being uncovered, but Monday was a special day for Hurts. The Eagles believe it has a quarterback that will deliver another Super Bowl championship to it. He went through adversity, but it made him a better player and person.

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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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