Jalen Hurts is making it easy for Philadelphia Eagles fans to forget about Carson Wentz on Sunday afternoon (and, maybe, the Deshaun Watson trade speculation, too).
The Eagles are taking on the lowly-Falcons on Sunday afternoon. Philadelphia has looked good, leading Atlanta, 15-6, at halftime on Sunday afternoon.
Hurts has looked really good.
The former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback has thrown for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 18 of 24 passing. Hurts has added four rushes for 37 yards.
Hurts’ first touchdown of the day came on an Alabama connection. He hit first-round pick Devonta Smith on a deep pass for the first score of the game.
Jalen Hurts finds Devonta Smith for the Eagles TD ♨️
That Alabama connection
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 12, 2021
Alabama certainly enjoyed that one.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) September 12, 2021
Hurts had a very big first half, as noted by Pro Football Focus. It’s just one half, but it’s certainly a very encouraging start for the second-year quarterback.
Jalen Hurts in the 1st half 👀
🦅 206 total yards
🦅 2 TDs
— PFF (@PFF) September 12, 2021
NFL fans are impressed, too.
Is Jalen Hurts the guy? Story developing
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 12, 2021
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) September 12, 2021
Excuse me!?!?! Jalen Hurts is on 🔥 today !!
— Nicole Lynn (@AgentNicoleLynn) September 12, 2021
Very solid 2-minute drive by @JalenHurts using his legs and getting good work from his receivers. Eagles up 15-6 at halftime. 🦅
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) September 12, 2021
The Eagles lead the Falcons by nine points at halftime.
Sunday’s contest between Philadelphia and Atlanta is airing on FOX.