Eagles owner says Jalen Hurts has nothing to prove

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Jeffrey Lurie assured that the Philadelphia quarterback is what the team is looking for and predicts a great future for him and the team

PHOENIX — The CEO and owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeffrey Lurienoted this week that quarterback Jalen Hurts he’s “just what we’re looking for” when asked about starting contract extension negotiations with the quarterback’s agent at some point.

I don’t think I have anything to prove [para ser la respuesta a largo plazo en la posición de mariscal de campo]”, he pointed Lurie in an interview with Sal Paolantonio of ESPN. “He’s an MVP-caliber quarterback, an incredible team leader on and off the field. He’s 24 years old, incredibly mature and, most importantly, driven to be better. What we’re seeing on I think today is just the beginning for Jalen. This guy will attack all weaknesses like he has since high school, since college. The future is bright and very exciting for all of us.”

Hurtsselected in the second round of the draft by the Eagles In 2020, he has one year left on his rookie contract and is now eligible for an extension.

Jeffrey Lurie says that what we see of Jalen Hurts is just the beginning.Getty Images

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When asked when the dialogue with the agent of HurtsNicole Lynn, Lurie replied: “It certainly won’t be this week,” with the team focused on Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in it Super Bowl LVII.

Hurts he is scheduled to earn a base salary of $4.2 million next season, according to Spotrac. Recent contracts awarded to a group of quarterbacks that includes Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers averaged more than $45 million per season.

“We’ll deal with that later,” he said. Hurts when questioned about the comments of Lurie. “We’ll get there when we’re there.”



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