For most of us, we’ll never know what it’s like to play the quarterback and do it at a high level. It’s a feeling that the Philadelphia Eagles signalman Jalen hurts do not share.
They say the quarterback position is among the most popular in all sports, and frankly, it is. Even for a casual fan of a football team, they might not be sure who their starting left guard is, but they can normally pick their team’s starting quarterback in a lineup.
These are the stars. They get a lot of money and attention.
Think about it. Would Tom Bardy be married to Gisele Bündchen if he were a slot machine receiver? Hey, you never know, but that was supposed to help, right? As Week 2 approaches, Jalen Hurts is the toast of Philadelphia, but if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed he’s had a nationwide burn as well.
Take the Philadelphia Eagles star’s jersey (if you can find one).
What a difference a week and three touchdown passes made. It wasn’t that long ago that people were debating topics like accuracy, decision making, and whether his team wanted it or not. Now, after Hurts’ performance in Week 1 (a 77% completion percentage with 264 passing yards and the three goals mentioned earlier), his star is on the rise.
According to ESPN’s Tim McManus, QB1 jersey sales exploded.
His midnight green set n ° 1 is second on Fanatics’ best-selling NFL jerseys list with a 500 percent increase in sales. He follows only another signalman from Alabama, New England Patriots rookie Mac Jones.
So no. Hurts doesn’t have to guess what it’s like to win at quarterback. Some of us would have loved to be the starting quarterback for one of college football’s most prestigious programs. Hurts did it twice as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oklahoma Sooners.
Oh, and they said he couldn’t throw stones at Alabama until he teamed up with Lincoln Riley and proved it was a lie. He finished a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2020. Now he’s looking to tackle greener pastures in the NFL.
It is off to a good start in 2021. There is still a long way to go. There’s still a lot to prove (and learn), but it looks like the Wentz Wagon has been replaced by the Hurts Locker in the City of Brotherly Love. There is nowhere to go but to the top.