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Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith named team captains for Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (#1) celebrates a rushing touchdown in Super Bowl LVII against Kansas City.
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It came up short in Super Bowl LVII, but the Philadelphia Eagles are back to pursue a Vince Lombardi Trophy.

The franchise released its team captains for the regular season via social media.

Two of its nine captains are alums of the University of Alabama. Jalen Hurts (quarterback) and DeVonta Smith (wide receiver) have earned the honor of being leaders of their peers in the locker room. Both excelled in 2022 for the Eagles as they led the offense to a Super Bowl showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. Hurts proved he is a complete quarterback, tossing for 3,701 passing yards and totaling 35 touchdowns last year. Smith finished 2022 with 95 catches for 1,196 yards and seven scores.

RELATED: Jalen Hurts slides in at No. 3 on NFL’s Top 100 players of 2023

Hurts and Smith made the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2023 at Nos. 3 and 100 respectively.

It will be exciting to see what they do this season. Philadelphia opens its campaign Sunday against the Patriots.

RELATED: DeVonta Smith cracks NFL’s top 100 players list as voted by his peers

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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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