Jalen Hurts has improved leaps and bounds since his playoff debut in last season’s 31-15 wild-card loss to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. After that matchup, Hurts headed west to retool his throwing motion and mechanics, while months of speculation started to build up after Eagles GM Howie Roseman acquired a 2023 first-round pick in a trade with the Saints prompting speculation that Philadelphia could use draft assets on a quarterback if the former Alabama star didn’t show vast improvement.
Hurts more than improved in 2022, leading the Eagles (14-3) to the Super Bowl, while amassing Pro Bowl, All-Pro, and MVP nominations. Now comes the tricky part, as Philadelphia will look to strike first and get Hurts under contract while keeping the team competitive in an improving NFC.
The Cincinnati Bengals want Joe Burrow’s extension done, the Baltimore Ravens want Lamar Jackson’s extension done and the Los Angeles Chargers want to pay Justin Herbert, further complicating negotiations. With the NFL’s new league year fast approaching, here’s a breakdown of Hurts’ potential new deal, and why the Eagles have urgency to get it done.