Eagles’ Jalen Hurts the ‘most overrated player in football,’ ex-NFL QB says

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Jalen Hurts led the Philadelphia Eagles to three consecutive playoff appearances and one Super Bowl appearance over the past three seasons and was on the verge of taking home the Lombardi Trophy in 2022.

The Eagles’ offense has ranked in the top 10 in points and yards the past two seasons. Hurts has earned his second straight Pro Bowl berth and has won 25 of his past 32 starts, not to mention over 3,700 passing yards and 20 passing touchdowns over the past two years. stomach.


Philadelphia Eagles No. 1 Jalen Hurts plays in the NFC wild card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 15, 2024 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Mike Ehrman/Getty Images)

Still, former NFL quarterback and current NBC analyst Chris Sims isn’t satisfied with the former Oklahoma and Alabama standout.

“I have a lot of respect for Jalen Hurts, but I also think Jalen Hurts is like the most overrated player in football,” Sims told PHX during Super Bowl week. He spoke on the Cardinals Podcast. “That’s me. That’s me, I know I’m wrong, I feel pretty terrible about that comment.

“He’s quarterbacking an All-Star team. They have the best O-line in football, right? They have probably the best wide receiver duo in football, right? . I just think, “If you put any other quarterback in Philadelphia, you put Kyler Murray there, you think, “Damn, Kyler is amazing. Is he the MVP of football?”

Chris Sims in 2023

NBC Sports’ Chris Sims before the AFC divisional playoff game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Sims explained that he believes the analysis about Hearts is missing that point. He said Murray “is in the class of Jalen Hurts in every way when he’s working on his game.”

Murray, who plays for the Hurts and Arizona Cardinals, both have similar numbers when healthy. Neither had a season with more than 4,000 passing yards or 30 touchdown passes. Murray missed part of the 2022 and 2023 seasons with a torn ACL.

Jalen Hurts vs Giants

Philadelphia Eagles No. 1 Jalen Hurts warms up before kickoff against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on January 7, 2024 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Cooper Neal/Getty Images)

Both quarterbacks also have excellent wide receivers at their disposal in Murray and DeAndre Hopkins, Hurst and AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith.


However, Murray hasn’t had the same postseason success as Hurts. The quarterback is expected to remain healthy through the 2024 season.



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