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Eagles’ Jalen Hurts Talks Journey to Super Bowl



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The Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl after their 31-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game, and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts took time to reflect on his journey following the Eagles win on Sunday.

“My first year here [people] probably didn’t even want [me drafted] here. It was probably one of those things. But it always handles itself,” Hurts said, according to ESPN’s Tim McManus. “It was a big surprise to many. My favorite [Bible] verse, I went through a lot of stuff in college and it kind of stuck with me, John 13:7: ‘You may not know now but later you’ll understand.’ Hopefully people understand.”

Hurts, 24, led the Eagles to the playoffs in his first year as a full-time starter in 2021 and stepped up his game to another level in 2022, which has him among the favorites to capture his first career MVP award.

“All I know is, and this is a fact: He’s about to get paid!” Eagles left tackle Jordan Mailata said. “Oh, my god. Pay the man! “Second year as a full-year starter, and he’s taking us to the Super Bowl? Set I don’t know how many records. All I know is, that man is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Hurts has one year remaining on his rookie deal and is eligible for a contract extension.

For now, Hurts is focusing on the Super Bowl.

“I don’t really know how to feel, to be honest,” Hurts said. “You work really hard to put yourself in this position and I’m forever grateful. Only God knows the things that each individual on this team has been able to overcome for us to come together as a team and do something special as a group. That’s what means the most. I always want to go out there and give my best regardless of what’s going on because I don’t want to let down the guy next to me. That makes us all go harder.

“I know I’ve been through a lot personally, but I don’t want to steer away from the direction of how good this team has been at playing together, being together, and challenging one another. When we experience some painful times and some tough times, we always found a way to overcome. You want to be going into a situation like this, and we have a chance to go out there and win it all, so we want to prepare to go do that.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.