“I’m most focused on is winning” Eagles QB Jalen Hurts has declined to share his views on contract negotiations after heartbreaking Super Bowl LVII loss

Two days after his Super Bowl LVII heroics in Arizona, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has declined to discuss any potential new contract. The team was signaling its readiness to enter talks for a long-term deal.

‘The thing that I’m most focused on is winning and ultimately winning a championship,’ Hurts told reporters on Tuesday. There will be a day when that conversation can be had, but today isn’t that day.’

Hurts emerged as an MVP finalist and a star field general. But his contract is set to expire at the end of the 2023 season. The Houston, Texas native has expressed the need for more time to reflect on his future after Sunday’s disappointing loss.

Despite a losing effort, Jalen Hurts put on an impressive performance. He completed 27 of 38 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown, and run for 70 yards and three more scores. However, his fumble that was run back for a critical score by the Chiefs’ Nick Bolton might have affected his MVP candidacy.

This is not the first time Hurts has experienced a championship-game hangover. As a freshman at Alabama in the national championship game against Clemson, Hurts led a go-ahead scoring drive. But was unable to prevent Deshaun Watson from driving the Tigers downfield for the game-winning score.

As a second-round pick in 2020, Hurts is not eligible for the fifth-year option that comes with first-round picks. Considering his impressive performances in the regular season and playoffs, his contract floor might be at $47 million per year. Hurts recorded a combined 25 TD passes and only six INTs and ran for 18 touchdowns.

After the Super Bowl, the Eagles are expected to prioritize locking in their franchise QB to a massive deal, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. However, for now, Jalen Hurts focused on winning. As he said he is focused on bringing a championship to Philadelphia.

 

Maheen Zaib

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