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Jalen Hurts Plays Like ‘MVP Candidate’ as Eagles Beat Kirk Cousins, Vikings on MNF

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Welcome to the first MVP discussion, Jalen Hurts.

The Philadelphia Eagles contain talent, however the biggest question getting into the growing season was whether their quarterback would play at the required level to compete for a brilliant Bowl title.

If Monday was any indication, Eagles fans have nothing to be worried about.

Hurts led his team to a 24-7 victory on the Minnesota Vikings, submiting an excellent first half and finishing 26-of-31 passing for 333 yards, one touchdown and something interception that bounced off Kenneth Gainwell’s hands to opt for 57 yards and two touchdowns on the floor.

He also garnered a lot of love on social media marketing along the way:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

JALEN HURTS 53-YARD BOMB

(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/aVMkEM19cG

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

JALEN HURTS CAN NOT BE STOPPED. 3RD TD TONIGHT

(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/d4u7JN2jpj

Joe Giglio @JoeGiglioSports

Jalen Hurts is playing as an NFL MVP candidate.

ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

Jalen Hurts gets better and better. Eagles have flirted with multiple other QBs. They are able to stop looking.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Jalen Hurts first half:
17/20
301 TOT YDS
3 TD

Vikings entire offense:
93 yards
1 TD

Put some respect on QB1.

(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/KARK7O2eny

THE QUANTITY @TheVolumeSports

Jalen Hurts in the initial half pic.twitter.com/NR3Wk26H2X

Jalen Brunson @jalenbrunson1

HIM https://t.co/YbsIu1ckvO

Jalen Brunson @jalenbrunson1

Thats tough JH

Colleen Wolfe @ColleenWolfe

Also helpful: this is actually the first-time Jalen Hurts gets the same play caller in back again to back seasons since senior high school

Brett Kollmann @BrettKollmann

Jalen Hurts has gotten better each and every year since he was 18. Sometimes you merely need to bet on a child.

Benjamin Solak @BenjaminSolak

Best Hurts has ever looked, period, full stop, not close.

Reuben Frank @RoobNBCS

Everybody knows Hurts is fast.

But he could be one tough dude, too.

Will not back off. Fearless.

Brandon Lee Gowton @BrandonGowton

Jalen Hurts making some high level throws tonight. Passing into tight windows with great touch. Not forgetting him being truly a dangerous weapon as a runner. Most impressive NFL performance undoubtedly. #Eagles

The third-year signal-caller put the team on his back before intermission with two rushing touchdowns and a beautifully placed 53-yard touchdown to Quez Watkins on a deep ball.

His touchdown runs specifically stood out, as he used both his speed and agility to evade potential tacklers on view field and his physical strength round the goal line to power through defenders.

Hurts also didn’t solely depend on star wide receiver A.J. Brown and instead spread the ball around to Watkins, Dallas Goedert and DeVonta Smith. He was completely control of the offense as both a runner and a passer in a performance that surely had Philadelphia considering an NFC East crown this year.

The Eagles could have an opportunity to create a statement in the division in Week 3 contrary to the Washington Commanders, and the version of Hurts that took the field Monday must have no trouble for the reason that one.

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