Nick Sirianni: Jalen Hurts just continues to get better

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The Eagles are one of two unbeaten teams in the NFL and quarterback Jalen Hurts‘ play has been a big reason why they’ve been so successful in the early weeks of the season.

Hurts was 22-of-35 for 340 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday’s 24-8 win over the Commanders and he’s now 66-of-98 for 916 yards, four touchdowns and an interception on the year. Hurts has also run for 167 yards and three touchdowns, which led to a question for Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni about what accounts for his jump in productivity.

Sirianni answered that question while adding that he doesn’t think Hurts is going to be done improving in the near future.

“Again, I don’t think we’ve seen Jalen’s ceiling,” Sirianni said at a Monday press conference. “I know we haven’t seen Jalen’s ceiling, he just continues to get better. I think it’s just the progression that Jalen Hurts makes as a player. Why is that? You guys know what I’m going to say, right? He’s tough. He loves football. Those are major things that are going to help a guy reach their ceiling. I just think you’ve seen tremendous progression from him because he works at it and he loves it. He doesn’t make the same mistake twice. He’s doing a great job right now. We got to continue that. We’re working like crazy to continue to help put him in good positions to make plays.”

Three games don’t make a season and Hurts’ play will continue to be scrutinized over the next 14 contests, but the early answer to questions about whether he can be the man under center in Philly has been an emphatic yes.

8 responses to “Nick Sirianni: Jalen Hurts just continues to get better

  1. They just keep making plays. Can that continue? Who knows. But right now, they are. So far Hurts is showing what dedication to the craft can do. Who’s to say how far he can go with good coaching and continued dedication.

  2. As a life long Eagles fan I gotta admit, I didn’t think Hurts was capable of playing at the level he is right now. Hopefully this is just the beginning for him.

    GO BIRDS!!!!

  3. As a close friend of the organization it is clear that this is fully a Lamar Jackson redemption Pick. Howie should have stayed at 32 and got Lamar to develop behind Carson (or realistically, Foles)

  4. I would be surprised if Hurts can maintain this. The fact is he had struggled with his passing accuracy. As a QB, you can learn to process the game faster, learn the offense, or learn to be more cautious. I can’t recall many QBs who drastically improved their accuracy. If he has managed that, then he’s all good. An all-star team can cover-up some of his past woes though. So it might not even matter this year, especially if his confidence is rolling. But all-star teams are impossible to maintain, and that’s when he’ll truly be tested.

  5. They’ve had a pretty easy schedule so far. As a matter of fact their entire schedule is pretty easy. But there are some tougher games down the line, and then we’ll have a better idea.

  6. wttoolman says:
    September 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm
    *against poor competition.

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    The week before the Eagles pounded the Vikings, the Vikings weren’t regarded as “poor competition.” In fact, they were regarded as Super Bowl favorites by some, and Super Bowl contenders by many.

    The Lions were regarded as the up and coming team that everyone was afraid to play, because they didn’t want to be the first team to lose to them.

    And guess what? You can only beat the teams on your schedule.

    The Eagles have looked like a good football team while doing it, not squeaking by or making lots of mistakes but winning anyway.

    There’s a lotta football left, and the naysayers can point to the easy schedule thus far, but I like what I’m seeing from the Eagles.

  7. The Eagles are playing high-level football in all three phases in the first three games of the season. They scored 35 on an up-and-coming Lions football team, then the Eagles layed the wood to the Vikings in prime time, and totally shut down the Commanders’ offense with n sacks of Wentz and held them scoreless in the first 3 quarters of the football game… Hurts is a different QB than he was last season the command of the game, passing accuracy, and command of the pocket. Almost every throw has a chance to be a completion and his ability to escape the pocket and either run or pass has been exceptional.

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