Jalen Hurts: Joe Flacco’s mentorship meant a lot to me

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The Eagles traded Joe Flacco to the Jets this week, meaning starting quarterback Jalen Hurts no longer has the veteran mentor he’s relied on this season. Hurts said after the trade that Flacco’s presence has been important to him this year.

Hurts said he makes a point of telling the other quarterbacks on the team before every game that he appreciates them helping him get ready, and that he told Flacco one more time after Flacco was traded.

“I expressed that to Joe, and I just wanted to let him know that everything I said before those games, I truly believed it from the standpoint of the things that he’s been able to do over his career, the knowledge he’s poured on me, his voice in the room. It meant a lot to me. I wish him the best of luck as he gets the opportunity to go out there and play,” Hurts said, via Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal.

Hurts said he and backup Gardner Minshew have learned a lot from Flacco’s wealth of experience.

“I think there is an age factor that does matter,” Hurts said. “And a maturity factor. Having that in the room, a guy that’s won the Super Bowl, seen so much, double-digit years in the league. He has more years than all of us combined in the room now. So it definitely means a lot to me, but I just lean on my coaches and on Gardner, and we’ll continue to get it rolling.”

9 responses to “Jalen Hurts: Joe Flacco’s mentorship meant a lot to me

  1. What a classy thing to say. He may not ever become a top 10 QB, but I think Mr Hurts will have a nice career for himself in this league.

  2. So that is who to blame for you being awful as a pro caliber QB. Joe is certainly not much of a QB and you aren’t either. AT least you are a running back wearing the costume; he was a total pretender.

  3. Did Flacco’s mentorship consist of “On third and long, send a receiver deeeeep, and just chuck it down field and wait for the refs to bail you out with a flag”?

  4. Looks like Flaccos been served some humble pie for the last couple years, after thinking he was the man in Denver, and above mentoring young QBs. I think he’s realized what will earn you an extra 3-5 years in the league – being a quiet, clipboard-holding, old guy

  5. lesepi says:
    October 28, 2021 at 10:26 am
    So that is who to blame for you being awful as a pro caliber QB. Joe is certainly not much of a QB and you aren’t either. AT least you are a running back wearing the costume; he was a total pretender.
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    A 98-77 reg season record, a 10-5 playoff record, a Super Bowl victory with 3 TD’s and 0 INT, and the playoff run up to that SB with 8 more TD’s and 0 INT’s says that you are very wrong.

  6. Southpaw says:
    October 28, 2021 at 10:52 am
    Looks like Flaccos been served some humble pie for the last couple years, after thinking he was the man in Denver, and above mentoring young QBs. I think he’s realized what will earn you an extra 3-5 years in the league – being a quiet, clipboard-holding, old guy

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    Joe has earned 171 million in the league… I don’t think he is being served “ humble pie “…. More like teams see value in his experience and want him around… The fact that he was just traded for draft capital should speak to that

  7. Flacco had one great yr, is a great guy, and has probably made $100m+ plus. If he was a mentor to Hurts too, seems like the guy didn’t do too bad for himself.

  8. “OK, here’s my advice kid. Through the ball high over the receiver and hope he makes an amazing catch. Do I get paid now”

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