Jalen Hurts made history this week as he became the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL receiving a five-year $255 million extension.
Hurts’ journey has been well documented from his college days at Alabama and Oklahoma where he displayed excellence on and off the field. But recently Hurts had made a name for himself in the NFL where he took over the starting quarterback job for the Eagles and led the team to the Super Bowl this past season.
The NFL world was clearly excited to see Hurts rewarded for his efforts which can be seen below:
Jalen Hurts' character and play has warranted him the largest contract in league history 💰
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 17, 2023
Jalen Hurts' mindset has never changed 🦅
—4 ⭐️ recruit coming out of high school
—Led Bama to the CFP National Championship, but was replaced in the 2nd half
—Led Bama to an SEC title the following year after entering late in the 4th quarter
—Transferred to OU
—2019 Heisman… pic.twitter.com/NA1Jl4nNOg
— NFL (@NFL) April 17, 2023
Dinner on @JalenHurts! 💰💰💰
Congrats bro – well-deserved 🙌
— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) April 17, 2023
In 2018, Jalen Hurts was benched in the National Championship, and transferred out of Alabama.
In 2023, Jalen Hurts is the highest paid player in NFL History. pic.twitter.com/Lwmtgur5fL
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 17, 2023
Jalen Hurts’ Journey is a Hollywood Movie.
-1st true freshman to start at Alabama in 32 years
-Took Alabama to back to back National Championship Games
-Benched by Nick Saban for Tua Tagovialoa at halftime of his second National Title Game after first half struggles.
-Cheered on… pic.twitter.com/Y4W1P5ysA9
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 17, 2023
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