Eagles owner: Hurts has nothing to prove to be long-term answer at QB
Philadelphia Eagles owner and CEO Jeffrey Lurie praised Jalen Hurts and gave him a vote of confidence as the team's long-term quarterback.
"I don't think he has anything to prove," Lurie said when asked if Hurts is the Eagles' long-term answer at quarterback, according to Sal Paolantonio and Tim McManus of ESPN.
Hurts catapulted himself into the conversation as one of the best quarterbacks in the league. He's 16-1 in games he has started this season, leading the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII.
"He is an MVP-caliber quarterback, an incredible leader of the team on the field, off the field. He's 24 years old, incredibly mature, and, most importantly, driven to be even better. What we're seeing today, I think, is just the beginning for Jalen," Lurie added.
Hurts is scheduled to make roughly $4.8 million in 2023, according to Over the Cap. The Eagles are expected to negotiate a long-term deal with Hurts after the season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
"He's just what we're looking for," Lurie said when asked if negotiations will start after the Super Bowl, according to McManus and Paolantonio.
The 24-year-old Hurts had 4,461 total yards and 25 touchdowns in the regular season. He set the record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a single campaign with 13.
"We'll kind of handle that later on," Hurts said when asked about a contract extension at Super Bowl Opening Night.