PFF QB Rankings: Jalen Hurts’ Week 1 performance ranks 2nd in the NFL
If there was any doubt about Jalen Hurts and his capability of being an NFL-caliber quarterback, he abolished it yesterday.
Hurts put on a sensational performance in Atlanta, making plays with his legs and more importantly — being decisive through the air:
- 27/35 (77.1% comp.)
- 264 yards
- 3 TDs
- 0 INTs
- 62 rushing yards
- 126.4 rating
The second-year QB looked like anything but in the season opener and it appears that Pro Football Focus would agree. In the latest Week 1 QB rankings, PFF placed him second-best in the NFL, right behind the reigning Super Bowl MVP:
In his first game as the presumptive face of the franchise, Hurts commanded the offense and impressed enough to be in the same company as the greatest quarterback to ever play — at least for one week. For the “he doesn’t have an NFL arm” crowd, Jalen Hurts finished the day with a 90% adjusted completion percentage.
By definition, adjusted completion percentage is a quarterback’s passing accuracy without the incompletions caused by drops, batted passes, or game-specific decisions (i.e. spikes, throwaways). Translation: Hurts was on the money yesterday.
As the dust settles after Week 1, the Eagles are sitting atop the NFC East with Washington, New York, and Dallas all losing their openers. In addition, former Eagles QB Carson Wentz played in 100% of the snaps for the Colts. You couldn’t ask for a better start to the Hurts/Sirianni era in Philadelphia.
Jalen Hurts first drive: 4/4, 41 yards, TD.— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) September 12, 2021
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