Jalen Hurts is aware of the rating.
He’s a goal every time he steps on a soccer subject. Even extra so now that he is skilled a shoulder damage. Such is the life of an NFL quarterback. But the Philadelphia Eagles sign caller says he is able to go for Saturday’s playoff game in opposition to the NFC East rival New York Giants.
After lacking Weeks 16 and 17 with a shoulder sprain and being restricted in Week 18 in opposition to the Giants, Hurts was absent from the Eagles damage report on Tuesday. He’s going to “simply play my game” on Saturday with a spot within the NFC championship at stake.
“It’s soccer,” Hurts instructed reporters on Tuesday. “I’ve acquired a bounty on me every week I’m going on the market on the sector. Gonna go on the market and simply play my game. Whatever occurs occurs.”
By “my game,” Hurts presumably means he’ll be able to resume his position as a twin risk and take the results as they arrive. It’s a position that was conspicuously absent in Philadelphia’s Week 18 win over the Giants that noticed Hurts tally simply 13 yards on 9 carries in opposition to a group resting its starters. He solely performed as a result of the NFC’s No. 1 seed was at stake. The designed runs which might be a common half of the Eagles game plan have been restricted as he performed by way of the lingering damage.
Hurts is at his most harmful when he is a risk to run the ball. He earned his first Pro Bowl berth this season whereas averaging 50.7 yards on 11 speeding makes an attempt per game. He tallied 13 speeding touchdowns on the bottom alongside a career-best passing effort that included 22 touchdowns and simply six interceptions.
If he performs at that degree on Saturday, the Eagles ought to beat a Giants group they swept within the common season. Head coach Nick Sirianni sounded assured that Hurts would be capable of play his game.
“He’s higher right this moment than he was two weeks in the past,” Siriani instructed reporters. “He’s persevering with to get higher, and he feels good. I’ll let him let you know how he feels.”
So how is Jalen feeling?
“I’m feeling good,” Hurts stated.
The Giants, of course, do not intend to make it simple for him. But Hurts wasn’t suggesting that he is anticipating any kind of foul play along with his “bounty” quip — simply acknowledging the truth of being a quarterback within the NFL
“Obviously the quarterback will get a lot of consideration,” Hurts clarified. “I believe every quarterback within the league has a bounty on them in a sense — to cease them.”