Chiefs HC Shares Three Reasons to Suggest Jalen Hurts Is One ‘Heck of a Player’

Published 11/19/2023, 7:48 AM EST

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Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid made some commendable revelations about Philadelphia Eagles‘ standout quarterback Jalen Hurts. This presents a peculiar standpoint ahead of their much-anticipated Super Bowl rematch against their NFC rivals at Arrowhead on Monday Night Football. Following a conference call, Eagles head coach Andy Reid shared upbeat remarks about not only Hurts but also highlighted the noteworthy contributions of players like Carter and Fletcher Cox.

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Moreover, Reid acknowledged the improvements in Philadelphia’s run defense, setting the stage for an intriguing matchup with the Chiefs. This mutual respect between coaches adds an extra layer of anticipation to the upcoming game. The Super Bowl rematch would also reiterate the face-off of the two most enigmatic players- Mahomes and Hurts. It’s fair to say that the recent claims of Reid have raised the stakes even more.

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Jalen Hurts showcased his quarterback prowess by completing 25-of-37 passes for an impressive 319 yards, securing two touchdowns without any interceptions. This stellar performance breathed fresh vitality into the Eagles’ passing game, a unit that had previously languished at the 23rd spot in the league with an average of 198.7 yards per game.

For this reason, Andy Reid couldn’t hold himself back from praising the feats of Hurts. He pointed out three reasons why Hurts is a player like Patrick Mahomes. He stated, “Yeah you know every year he’s gotten he’s gotten better.” Well, Hurts has continued to make rapid strides every year. The second reason Reid gave was, “He obviously has a full understanding of what they’re doing. Heck of a player.” Then he also mentioned, “Understands you know the coverages that he’s that you’re throwing at him so real good football player.

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In his thrilling 34-31 overtime victory against the Commanders in October, the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback showcased a newfound fire that electrified his teammates and led to his best performance of the season. Not only this, Hurts’ precision was exemplified in a notable 25-yard pass to A.J. Brown, who, in turn, concluded the game with a remarkable nine catches totaling 175 yards.

Jalen Hurts holds an impressive record of 21-1 in his past 22 regular-season starts, which “places him among the elite quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era, alongside names like Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning.” His accuracy and strong presence in the field have been very fruitful for the Eagles.

Coming back to coaches, a few months ago, the Eagles’ head coach also named Patrick Mahomes among the ‘best player on the planet’.

Nick Sirianni referred to Patrick Mahomes as a “special football player”

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So just before the Super Bowl of the 2022 season, Nick Sirianni also talked about the abilities of Patrick Mahomes in the same regards as Andy Reid is doing it now. He knew that the Eagles’ defense would have their hands full due to the aggressive prowess of Mahomes. He even listed two reasons that make Mahomes different from any other player in the league.

He said, “Yeah, about every play he makes. He’s obviously very special. (A) special football player, (a) special playmaker. He does things that you watch and you go — you just kind of shake your head because of how special he is. And so we’re gonna have to be on (top of) it and have everything we got to contain him because we know how good of a football player he is.” It is always a big moment for players, irrespective of the heights they reach, to witness the praises coming from some of the best coaches out there.

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The upcoming Super Bowl rematch between the two rival teams will bring Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes into the spotlight again. Another major highlight of this game would be the Kelce brothers! The adrenaline rush is already high among NFL fans. The game is scheduled on November 20 at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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