Justin Jefferson puts Jalen Hurts in his top 5 NFL QBs, leaves off Kirk Cousins
The name ‘Justin Jefferson’ is usually met with disappointment and frustration amongst Eagles fans.
Philadelphia infamously passed on the superstar receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft in favor of TCU’s Jalen Reagor. Slight skepticism regarding Jefferson’s ability to play outside and Philly’s need for explosiveness pushed them to select Reagor, allowing Minnesota to grab the LSU standout.
To put it kindly, let’s say the Eagles whiffed on that pick.
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The acquisition of AJ Brown has softened the blow for Philly, and ironically enough, Jefferson and Reagor are now teammates after the Eagles shipped off the latter for pennies last summer.
Fans can at least find solace in the fact that Jefferson thinks highly of Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. The All-Pro WR recently revealed his Top 5 NFL QBs and has Hurts ranked No. 4 behind Joe Burrow. No sign of his current quarterback, however.
Update: #Vikings Justin Jefferson revealed his Top 5 NFL QBs;— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 11, 2023
1) #Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
2) #Jets Aaron Rodgers
3) #Bengals Joe Burrow
4) #Eagles Jalen Hurts
5) #Bills Josh Allen
He didn't include his own QB Kirk Cousins. pic.twitter.com/1sQU6P5Dpd
We all know how this goes — if Jefferson says Kirk Cousins is a top-five passer, he’d be accused of heavy drug use. If you leave him off, you’re now viewed as a bad teammate. If I were Jefferson, I would have lied my ass off and put Kirk on this list but hey, different strokes for different folks.
Jalen Hurts’ rapid ascension has drawn substantial praise from players around the league, and Jefferson won’t be the last to voice his support. Hurts’ presence alone makes Philly an attractive free-agent destination, and the intrigue will only grow as time goes on.
Mandatory Credit: USA Today Sports