Eagles QB Jalen Hurts in no mood to celebrate strong performance vs. Cardinals
A loss is a loss and Jalen Hurts hates losing. The Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie QB made his second career start on Sunday against fellow Oklahoma alum Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. Despite Hurts’ impressive outing, his team still took a 33-26 defeat after Arizona took over late in the game.
The 22-year-old QB balled out and had his best game of his young NFL career after throwing 338 yards with three passing TDs. He even tallied his first-ever career TD after he rushed into the end zone late in the third quarter to tie the game at 26. Per the rookie himself, all of this wasn’t enough after they fell short.
“Those things that you’re applauding me for were not enough,” the Eagles youngster said after the game (via pennlive.com). “It wasn’t enough today. I think I hate losing more than I love to win, and it’s not a great feeling. But it’s a learning lesson. It’s a lesson and everything can be better moving forward, so I get to reflect on it. Got a nice little plane ride back to think about some things and back to work, back to work.”
Jalen Hurts has been one of the few promising things to come out of Philadelphia’s rather disappointing 2020. The young QB took over the starting job from Carson Wentz after the veteran signal-caller continued to struggle for the Eagles. So far, Hurts is 1-1 in his two starts and Philly fans are loving every bit of his–including this must-win demeanor.