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Jalen Hurts Has High Expectations For Eagles, And Oh Yeah, Himself

No one ever doubted that the Philadelphia Eagles are Jalen Hurts’ team. But the young quarterback sent out a reminder anyway.

“It’s my opportunity. It’s my team,” Hurts told reporters on Wednesday. “It’s pretty much what it is. My team, so I’m ready to go.”

Hurts was addressing the Eagles’ recent acquisition of star receiver A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans. Brown is the type of weapon who could help Hurts get to another level. And Hurts had already displayed signs of getting there anyway.

Last season, Hurts recorded a total of 26 touchdowns, including 10 via the ground. Along the way, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,144 yards and compiled 784 yards rushing. That is what’s known as a dual threat.

Throwing Brown into the mix should only add to that, as the Eagles aim to build on last season’s 9-8 record. But it’s more than just Hurts and Brown, of course.

“The Eagles already have plenty of talent returning to the mix in 2021. DeVonta Smith, the team’s first-round pick in 2021, is back for year two after setting the team’s franchise rookie record with 916 receiving yards. Tight end Dallas Goedert is back after posting a career-high 830 receiving yards.”

In other words, this is an exciting time to be an Eagle, as Hurts said, and the Eagles are his team. So he ought to know.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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  1. Oh don’t worry, high expectations were officially present the moment the Eagles landed Brown, which now gives them a total of 3 first round WRs in the rotation (Brown, Smith, Reagor). You will be expected to make the playoffs at a minimum with that much talent at your disposal as an NFL QB. HIGH Expectations – check.

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