DeVonta Smith Believes He Can Continue His Relationship With Jalen Smith in Philadelphia

Published 05/14/2021, 6:13 AM EDT
Jan 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) scores a touchdown during the second quarter against Ohio State Buckeyes safety Marcus Hooker (23) in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


DeVonta Smith was one of the biggest steals in the draft. Smith was expected to be a Top-10 draft pick. But surprisingly, the Philadelphia Eagles moved up in the draft to get him at #10 pick that originally belonged to Dallas.

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It was a shrewd move by Philadelphia, who brought in the Heisman Trophy winner to strengthen their front line. Furthermore, he gets to reunite with Jalen Hurts, who was his teammate in Alabama.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith spoke to the press today as part of a franchise interaction. A reporter asked Smith about his connection with Jalen Hurts.

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He noted that no one is worried about Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Waddle reuniting in Miami. Nor are they worried about Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase in Cincinnati Bengals.

Therefore, he has no concerns about the connection between Jalen Hurts and himself. Their chemistry will show itself in the field once again.

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“I believe if you ask (Jalen) Waddle and Tua (Tagovailoa) or you ask Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr (Chase), they’re going to say it themselves. I mean, that’s what you’re supposed to say.

“You’re supposed to feel confident about that, but it’s just being confident. I believe me and Jalen, we will continue the connection that we have but that’s just the confidence.

“I mean, if you’re not confident in what you’re doing, then you’re in the wrong business.”

DeVonta Smith and Jalen Hurts ready to play again

Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith played together for two seasons together in Alabama. Their tenure together came to an end when Jalen Hurts decided to transfer to Oklahoma State.

So the duo did find some success together when they won a national championship together. But it has been a long time since they have played together. And there will be questions about their fit together, especially for Jalen Hurts.

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Dec 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) warms up prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Jalen Hurts is coming off an impressive, albeit short season with the Eagles. The quarterback was only the deputy behind Carson Wentz last season. However, Wentz had a terrible outing with the Eagles, offering Hurts an opportunity to step in.

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Despite having played a handful of games, Hurts was very impressive. This is why the Eagles have placed their faith in him to be the starting quarterback for the franchise next season.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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