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NFL star wide receiver has Jalen Hurts as a top 5 NFL quarterback

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (#1) celebrates a rushing touchdown in Sunday's game against the Titans.
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He is one of the most talented wide receivers in the National Football League, but he does not have his starting quarterback on a list of the top five signal-callers in the NFL.

Justin Jefferson plays for the Minnesota Vikings.

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As a former first-round pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Louisiana State University alumnus was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2022, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, and the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2022 for the Vikings. Jefferson has three consecutive 1,400+ yard receiving seasons, including a career-high 1,809 yards receiving on 128 catches (career high) in 2022.

According to Dov Kleiman, who reports NFL news, Jefferson has Jalen Hurts as a top-five quarterback in the pros.

Hurts, a former Alabama quarterback, is coming off a season where he led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl berth.

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He totaled 3,701 passing yards and 35 total touchdowns in 2022. Hurts secured a record-breaking contract, but he is happy to have all his teammates with him for a chance to win a Vince Lombardi Trophy. 

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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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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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