Eagles’ Jalen Hurts places inside the Top-10 in PFF’s QB power rankings
The Philadelphia Eagles have a top-10 quarterback in Jalen Hurts. We all recognize that as fact at this point.
We can debate where Hurts belongs inside that top-10 all we want. In the eyes of Pro Football Focus, Hurts is certainly a top-10 guy, but he may not rank as high as some Eagles fans would like.
In PFF’s annual QB power rankings of all 32 starting signal callers, Hurts placed seventh, though he is the highest ranking quarterback in the NFC.
PFF’s reasoning on the Eagles’ QB coming in at No. 7:
Hurts was phenomenal in 2022, but the hardest part of that kind of play in the NFL is sustaining it. Lamar Jackson one spot above him is a great example of that. Hurts has taken big steps forward every season of his career, and if he has another one in the tank, then he is ranked too low at No. 7. Hurts averaged 8.0 yards per attempt last season and added almost 800 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.
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Personally, I’d place Hurts above Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson right now. Neither of those QBs played in the postseason last year and in Rodgers’ case, he underperformed pretty dramatically last season. He’s Aaron Rodgers so he gets the benefit of the doubt, I suppose.
Like PFF points out, if Hurts manages to build off what he accomplished last season and has another impressive outing in 2023, he’ll shoot further up the ranking. Overtaking Patrick Mahomes for the top spot is far fetched, but reaching as high as two or three is certainly plausible.
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