The Philadelphia Eagles reached the Super Bowl for the fourth time in the franchise’s history following their victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
The last time they reached the Super Bowl was five years ago, when the Eagles triumphed over Tom Brady’s New England Patriots. Except for that, their recent postseason appearances have not been fruitful. However, under Nick Sirianni, they are hoping to add a second ring to their fingers.
Previously, just before Super Bowl 56, the Eagles’ star quarterback Jalen Hurts and his friend and wide receiver Devonta Smith believed in this destiny.
What did Devonta Smith tell Jalen Hurts about being in the Super Bowl?
One year ago, around this time, the pro bowler predicted their destiny with Smith. The 24 year old WR later revealed the words of Jalen’s prophecy: “Jalen 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.'”
DeVonta Smith says Jalen Hurts called him after watching the Bengals make the Super Bowl: “Jalen 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.’” #Eagles pic.twitter.com/gYC3orSmCf
— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) February 4, 2022
The Eagles finally made it to Super Bowl 57 thanks to a twist of fate, and the Heisman Trophy winner remembered what they talked about. “@JalenHurts love you bruddah ! 🖤 never stop believing !” He tweeted.
— DeVonta Smith (@DeVontaSmith_6) January 30, 2023
The duo has shared a pitch since their days as Crimson Tide football players for the University of Alabama. Hurts moved to Alabama in 2016, followed by Smith, who joined the program one year later. Although Jalen left in 2018, Smith continued until 2020.
Their NFL careers also followed a similar path: the Eagles picked the QB in the 2020 NFL draft and his friend in the next one, the 2021 NFL draft. This season, the pair’s candid bond and understanding paid off when they led the team from the front to the Super Bowl.
Their belief and dedication to their goal and destiny truly amaze us, as this kind of affiliation has become rare these days. In the hunt for materialistic achievement and recognition, we find this true friendship very refreshing and virtuous.
Do you think their partnership will make the Philadelphia Eagles the Super Bowl champion? Share your predictions in the comments, and stay tuned to SportsZion.