- By Mike Wilson
Jalen Hurts was a 4 star recruit in the class of 2016 coming out of Channelview High School near Houston. 247Sports Composite had Hurts rated as the #192 overall recruit in the country, and the #28 overall recruit out of Texas. He was also rated as the #4 Dual Threat QB after Jarrett Guarantano (Tennessee), Brandon McIlwain (South Carolina), and Shane Buechele (Texas). Hurts had over 15 scholarship offers and he committed to play for Alabama.
Hurts played 3 years at Alabama before transferring to Oklahoma after being benched in favor of Tua Tagovailoa. At Alabama, Hurts had 445 completions for 5626 yards with 48 TDs and 12 INTs. In his lone season at Oklahoma, Hurts had 340 completions for 3851 yards with 32 TDs and 8 INTs. Jalen Hurts had many awards in college, and his highlights and records can be viewed here.
Jalen Hurts was drafted in the 2nd round (#53 overall) in 2020 by the Philadelphia Eagles. Until this season, Hurts’ record with the Eagles was 9-10. In 2020 Hurts had limited action, but became the starter towards the end of that season. He has been the starter ever since. His completion rating continues to climb as it was 52% in 2020, 61.3% in 2021, and is currently 67% this season. Passing TDs continue to increase and Hurts is only 6 TDs away from matching last years TDs (16). QB Rating: 77.6 to 87.2, and currently a 105.1 rating.
This season Hurts leads an explosive Eagles offense and has a 7-0 record. The Eagles look to be one of the best teams if not the best team in the NFL this season. Hurts is one of the main reasons for this success. Here is a look at some of his stats this season.
- 1799 Passing Yards (13th)
- 67% completion rating (9th)
- 10 Passing TDs (12th)
- 105.1 QB Rating (5th)
- 303 Rushing Yards (4th out of QBs)
- 6 Rushing TDs (1st out of QBs)
The eyes of Houston and Philadelphia will be on Hurts tonight to see how he performs against the Houston Texans. The Texans do have one of the better passing defenses, but also arguably the worst rushing defense. The Texans have given up the 8th fewest passing yards (1523) and 2nd fewest passing TDs (5). The Texans have given up the most rushing yards (1302) and 5th most rushing TDs (10).