Jalen Hurts Once Set Aside $70,000 for His Sister to Go to College Before Bagging $255M Worth Contract

Published 12/04/2023, 10:01 AM EST

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Jalen Hurts exemplifies the role of a caring sibling! The Eagles quarterback stands out not only for his capabilities on the field but also for his thoughtful approach to financial planning and family care. After joining the Philadelphia Eagles with a four-year $6.02 million contract in 2020, Jalen demonstrated a mature perspective on money management in a 2021 GQ interview.

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He prioritizes charitable contributions and robust savings. Significantly, Jalen has discreetly set aside $70,000 for his sister, Kynnedy’s college education. He said, “I haven’t really talked about this one to anybody yet, not even my parents or my sister even.”

“She’s going to do great things, and just in case she needs it, I have $70,000 set aside for her to go to college. Just in case she needs it. She plays volleyball, so she could very well get a scholarship and go play somewhere for free.”

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And why not after all! Ever since 2017 when the Hail Mary thrown by a Channelview High School junior Hurts caromed into the arms of teammate Bryant Valentine for an improbable 37-yard, game-winning touchdown with just 5.6 seconds left on the clock, everything in the Hurts household changed. Coached by his father during his high school days, 2017 was marked as the year that catapulted Hurts’s career to become as successful as it is now.

In an interview with alabama.rivals.com, his older brother Averion Jr proudly admitted, “It’s the nature of the beast. My dad’s Jalen’s dad now, my mom’s Jalen’s mom and my little sister is Jalen’s sister. I’m either my dad’s other son or Jalen’s brother.” 

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The Philadelphia Eagles star player was raised in Houston’s suburbs, along with his brother, Averion Jr., and sister, Kynnedy. While Jalen and Averion Jr. worked on their football skills, Kynnedy excelled in volleyball, showcasing the athletic prowess of the Hurts family. While this may be a story of the past, it only seems that Hurts had then got just barely started.

Jalen Hurts shatters NFL records with $255 million contract extension

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Jalen Hurts has set a new benchmark in the NFL with a groundbreaking five-year contract extension, reportedly valued at $255 million. This deal not only secures his position with the Eagles until 2028 but also establishes him as the league’s highest-paid player based on average annual value.

With over $179 million guaranteed and a no-trade clause, Hurts’ contract surpasses the previous record held by Aaron Rodgers. His average salary would be an impressive $51 million annually.

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At just 25, Hurts’ remarkable contract reflects the escalating scale of athlete compensation in American sports. What do you think of the amount paid to him?

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