WATCH: Jalen Hurts Showcases His QB Brain During Eagles vs Giants Post-Match Conference

Published 12/27/2021, 3:59 PM EST


Quarterback Jalen Hurts led the Philadelphia Eagles a long way. The franchise now stands just below the Cowboys in the NFC East division with chances to make the playoffs. They recently took their winning streak to three games after winning against the New York Giants.

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Although, in the game, there was one play where Hurts threw the ball to McKinney instead of tight end Dallas Goedert, who was inside the end zone. Later, during the post-game press conference, when Hurts asked about the same, he gave one heck of a reply.

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His response left the room speechless and spellbound. That just showed how much of a football IQ the 23-year-old has. He did look something of a scientist himself when he started explaining why he did what he did.

Jalen Hurts shows off his football IQ

“Well, we put the play in and we’re expecting seven brackets, so basically 29, [McKinney] the safety from Alabama, he’s bracketing Reagor and they’re playing in and out,” Hurts said. “But they’re in quarters, Cover Seven, so you gotta find a single maybe, but in the play, what I was coached to do, is go through as a pure progression and work the shallow to the running back coming and only throw that versus a single look.”

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“The shallow popped and McKinney fell off and drove on the shallow after I threw the ball so McKinney made a really good play and they busted the coverage backside so he was wide-open over there. So definitely looking after the fact, it’s easy to say throw him the ball.”

However, that missed opportunity did not matter in the end, as the end result came out to be 34-10 in favor of the Eagles. The absolute deconstruction of the play by Jalen Hurts just proved that his vision is unmatchable. The Eagles will now be looking forward to meeting the Washington Football Team on January 2.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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