Jalen Hurts called DeVonta Smith with special message after Bengals clinched Super Bowl
While many fans are speculating on Jalen Hurts’ future in Philadelphia — the presumed starting quarterback has other ideas.
On the latest episode of Inside The Green Room with Danny Green and Harrison Sanford, Eagles WR DeVonta Smith spoke about Hurts and his work ethic as a player.
Immediately following Joe Burrow and the Bengals punching their ticket to the Super Bowl, Hurts gave Smith a call stating that the duo can achieve the same fate:
Eagles WR DeVonta Smith to SiriusXM: “When (the Bengals) won to go to the Super Bowl, Jalen (Hurts) called me right after, like, ‘Man, that could be us. We’re going to get there.’ We see what they do, and we know we can get there.”— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) February 3, 2022
The 23-year-old had an up-and-down season as the first-year starter in Philadelphia, but he showed flashes of brilliance at times and set a franchise record for single-season rushing touchdowns as a quarterback.
In his rookie campaign, the former Heisman winner caught 64 passes for 916 yards and five touchdowns. While not featured as prominently as other rookie receivers due to the Eagles’ rush-heavy offense, Smith hopes for an even more productive sophomore season.
In Philadelphia’s year-ending press conference, GM Howie Roseman and head coach Nick Sirianni made it clear that Hurts has done enough to lead the Eagles in 2022.
That won’t stop the Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers rumors from circulating, however. With Eagles’ leadership also attending the Senior Bowl — and taking a liking to one QB in particular — perhaps the franchise isn’t as committed to Hurts as we once thought.
I can’t believe this guy wasn’t targeted until there was 1:15 left in the 2nd quarter. pic.twitter.com/0BwoUVWeqh— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) January 18, 2022