Jalen Hurts

Who is Jalen Hurts?

Jalen Hurts was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2020 NFL Draft in the second round. He became the starting quarterback for his side toward the end of his rookie season. The QB has had quite a successful run during his four years with the team, ending one season as a Super Bowl participant in 2022, falling one step short of the Lombardi Trophy.

The Eagles grabbed the top seed in the conference, and Hurts secured a Pro Bowl appearance and second-team All-Pro honor for himself. In April 2023, the Philadelphia Eagles signed a new contract with Hurts, making him the highest-paid NFL player in history, albeit for a short time.

Jalen Hurts early life and family background

Jalen Hurts was born on August 7, 1998, in Houston, Texas. His parents Averion Sr. and Pamela Hurts raised two sons- Jalen, Averion Jr. and daughter- Kynnedy. Pamela has two degrees in Bachelor of Arts and a Master in Business Administration. She has taken up several roles, including counseling for high school students. Averion Sr. is a high school football coach at Channelview High School. He has a degree from Howard Payne University.

Averion Jr. also has a knack for football. He used to be the quarterback for his school team. However, unlike his younger brother Jalen, he did not turn pro and entered the NFL. Rather, he decided to follow in his dad's footsteps, and he started working as a youth team coach after graduating from college. When it comes to the youngest Hurts sibling, Jalen Hurts remarked that Kynnedy is the brightest of all three siblings. However, unlike her brothers, Kynnedy is an outside hitter for the Channelview High School Lady Falcon Varsity Volleyball team in Texas.

Jalen went to Channelview High School, where his father was the head coach. Hurts earned MVP honors in his junior year, following it up with second-team all-district selection in his sophomore year. During his senior year, the QB threw 26 touchdowns over 2384 passing yards, while additionally running for 25 touchdowns and 1391 yards.

Rated a four-star recruit out of high school, Hurts' dual-threat offense was on display right from the very get-go. Football wasn't the only thing that took up Jalen Hurts' time during his high school days. Hurts was also a powerlifter, squatting up to 500 pounds during his sophomore year. The future NFL star even made it to the regional finals in the 198-pound category.

Jalen Hurts girlfriend and faith

Jalen Hurts likes to keep his private life to himself. However, since becoming one of the league's biggest superstars, he has been comfortable in slightly publicizing his personal life. Hurts has been in a relationship with longtime girlfriend Bryonna Rivera Burrows. Bry is usually away from the media spotlight. The two met during the QB's time at the University of Alabama. She works as an IT professional and came out to celebrate the Eagles winning the NFC Championship last year. That was the first time Jalen and Bry appeared together on the field after a game.

Both Hurts and Bry share a common background of being from Texas, though different cities. Other than their home state, the two also share a common love for philanthropy, which leads them to have a positive impact in their respective fields. Burrows has been known to be a part of the professional learning track at IBM, lending assistance to young minds interested in the field of business. Hurts on the other hand is also commonly known to be a part of various charities, as well as collaborating with KB Foundation and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for varied causes.

The Quarterback's charitable and kind nature has its roots rising from his belief in religion. The Texas native is quite open about his Christian faith and credits it to be his source of strength and happiness. Jalen Hurts is often heard mentioning religion to be his guard against any battle and helping him overcome an obstacle, maintaining faith in God.

Jalen Hurts net worth in 2024

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jalen Hurts' net worth is estimated to be around $30 million and his salary is approximately $50 million. From 2020 to 2023, Jalen Hurts played on his $6 million 4-year entry-level rookie contract. This paid him an average salary of $1.5 million and also came with a signing bonus of $1.94 million. His earnings from the NFL in 2022, during the time of his Super Bowl appearance, was $1.15 million. In the first three seasons, he has an estimated earning of $4.6 million.

That escalated quickly in April 2023, when the Eagles extended Hurts till 2028 with a 5-year $255 million signing. However, soon Lamar Jackson signed a $260 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens, making him the highest-paid NFL player. This contract will allow Phillys to keep Hurts with the team until 2028 and allowed him to become the highest paid player in terms of average annual salary. The guaranteed amount from his contract was $179.3 million. Hurts' contract is the first no-trade clause contract in the franchise's history.

Besides the NFL earnings, Jalen Hurts has raked in considerable wealth from his various endorsement deals. Since joining the league, Hurts has worked with several big brands. Off the field, he has collaborated with Gillette, Pepsi, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Columbia, Kellogg's, Truist, G.O.A.T. Fuel, and Oikos Protein. However, Hurts? most notable moment was when he became the face of the Beyoncé-backed company, Lemon Perfect.

In 2001, Jalen Hurts became the first brand ambassador of Eastbay. The athletic wear company has a specific performance line dedicated to Hurts. The quarterback eventually ended up owning an equity stake in the firm as well. Besides Eastbay, Jalen Hurts also has his clothing brand, available on his website, which is a one-stop destination for sweatshirts and apparel that pay homage to the Birds. Hurts has also been on TV commercials. He posed for sports lifestyle brand, Oakley and Columbia Sportswear's Omni Heat Infinity.

Jalen Hurts career

Jalen Hurts was drafted in 2020 by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round as the 53rd overall pick. He was initially signed under a rookie contract worth $6 million for four years. He started as a backup QB, and only ended up in the position of a starting QB toward the end of the 2020 season. He made his first appearance on December 6, 2020, during the game against Green Bay Packers. In his first NFL start against the Saints, Hurts completed 17 of 30 passing attempts, covering 167 passing yards along with 1 TD.

The Week 15 and 16 clashes in the 2020 season again witnessed exceptional performances from the QB, though both games ended with the Eagles on the losing side. After Week 17, the troubled games led to Hurts being benched, which finally led to multiple controversies, ending with HC Doug Pederson being fired shortly following this. The 2021 season began with Jalen Hurts switching his Jersey number to 1, as it became available with the exit of Cameron Johnston. On August 31, Hurts was revealed to be the starting QB by the new HC Nick Sirianni.

The season opener against the Falcons had Eagles soaring high with a 32-6 victory, with Hurts contributing for three touchdowns and a passer rate of 126.4. It was the game against the New York Giants, during Week 12, where the QB suffered an ankle injury. However, despite injury struggle, Hurts returned 2 weeks later, gaining a 27-17 victory. He captained his team to a great position and finally secured a Pro Bowl position for himself as an alternate. Hurts led all quarterbacks in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in the 2021 season.

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Yet, the team faced a heartbreaking loss in the Wild Card round against the Buccaneers. The 2022 season witnessed Hurts being named as the Offensive Player of the Month in September, noting a positive start for the player in his third year in the NFL. The 29-17 victory over the Houston Texans made Jalen the first Eagles QB to grab an 8-0 record for his side. In Week 12, alongside grabbing a victory over the Packers, Hurts covered 157 rushing yards and 153 passing yards alongside 2 Touchdowns. This allowed him to earn the Offensive Player of the Week award as well.

With the win over the Giants in Week 14, Hurts and Co. found yet another spot in the playoffs. Injury once again became the villain for him as the QB had to sit out of the Week 16 game. The Eagles ended up in a rather secure position, with Hurts finishing the season with a starting record of 14-1, tying a franchise-best record with Randall Cunningham. All thanks to this honorable standing, he grabbed a place in the first career Pro Bowl, along with Second Team All-Pro. January 25, 2023, also saw Hurts being announced as one of the five finalists for the NFL MVP award.

While the journey till the NFC Championship round went ahead with ease for the Eagles, Hurts' side failed to overcome the final hurdle in the form of the Kansas City Chiefs to achieve the Lombardi Trophy. Despite throwing for 304 yards and scoring a TD, along with rushing for 70 yards and scoring 3 rushing TDs, Hurts failed to secure the biggest achievement of it all the Super Bowl title. His fumble which led to a return touchdown by Nick Bolton deemed to be the overall turning point of the game.

The 2023 season started financially exceptional for Hurts, with him signing a five-year contract extension for $255 million. This made him the highest-paid player in NFL history, though he was soon surpassed by Lamar Jackson. While the season started exceptionally well for the Eagles and Hurts, the ending did not seem as favorable. Initial victories for the side had due credit to Hurts for his staggering performance, especially during the Week 8 game against Commanders, where he was named the Offensive Player of the Week (319 passing yards and 4 TDs).

In the middle of the season, he became the first QB in NFL history to have three consecutive seasons with at least 10 rushing touchdowns. Week 18 witnessed another injury scare for the QB, as his middle finger got dislocated while playing against the Giants. Nonetheless, Hurts could not bring a positive end to the journey of the Eagles as the team got defeated by the Buccaneers once again in the Wild Card Round.

Jalen Hurts stats and records

After a stellar show in Channelview, Jalen Hurts made his way to the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2015 to play for legendary college football coach Nick Saban. Hurts began as a starting quarterback in 2016 and had what many would describe as a historic season. With a completion percentage of 62.8%, Jalen Hurts finished the year with a 139.12 passer rating. He had 2780 passing yards, 23 passing TDs, 954 rushing yards (single-season Alabama record), and 13 rushing TDs. The 36 overall touchdowns was also the single-season touchdown record among Crimson Tides.

Hurts set a 75% passing completion percentage record during Alabama's Iron Bowl game against rivals, Auburn. He bagged the SEC Offensive Player of the Year award in 2016 after leading Alabama to the SEC Championship after beating the Florida Gators. Jalen Hurts set an Alabama football record when he passed for 300 yards and rushed for 100 yards in a single game.

During his sophomore season, Jalen Hurts was part of the Crimson Tides team that clinched the College Football Playoff National Championship, although he was benched during the final half of the title decider in favor of future Miami Dolphins QB, Tua Tagovailoa.

As a Sooner, Jalen Hurts set legendary numbers. In his debut game, he passed and ran for a single-game yardage record of 508 yards. He finished the year with a 69.7% completion rate, 32 passing touchdowns over 3851 yards, and 20 rushing touchdowns over 1298 yards. Hurts led Oklahoma to a Big 12 Championship and a CFP spot, ultimately finishing in second place in Heisman voting, behind Joe Burrow.

Jalen Hurts NFL stats as of the 2023 season, per the NFL official website, include the following-

1,578
1,000
63.4%
67–34
11,764
91.1
2,503
41

Jalen Hurts' caliber has allowed him to make and break many records. Some of these include the most rushing touchdowns by a QB in a season (15, tied), the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl by a QB (70), and the most rushing touchdowns in a Super Bowl by a QB (3).

Jalen Hurts awards and achievements

NFL:

  • Second-team All-Pro (2022)

  • 2× Pro Bowl (2022, 2023)

  • Bert Bell Award (2022)

College:

  • CFP national champion (2017)

  • 2018 Sugar Bowl Offensive MVP

  • Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2019)

  • First-team All-Big 12 (2019)

  • First-team All-SEC (2016)

  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2016)

  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2016)

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NameJalen Hurts
BornAugust 7, 1998
Place of BirthHouston, Texas, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
CollegeUniversity of Alabama, University of Oklahoma
ParentsAverion Sr. Hurts and Pamela Hurts
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85m)
Weight223 lb
GirlfriendBryonna Rivera Burrows
Kid-
NFL Draft2020
Position in NFLQuarterback
NFL TeamPhiladelphia Eagles
Shows and Podcasts-
40 Yard dash Time4.59s
Touchdowns67
Super Bowl-
Pro Bowls2x (2022, 2023)
All ProsSecond Team (2022)
Currently Playing forPhiladelphia Eagles

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