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Jalen Hurts: Eagles second-year QB on a historic pace after first 8 starts

USA TODAY Sports Media Group
USA TODAY Sports Media Group
 2021-10-05
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Jalen Hurts play through the first four weeks of the 2021 season have eliminated any talk of the Eagles looking to upgrade at quarterback in the future.

Hurts has completed 66 percent of his passes, thrown seven touchdowns and two interceptions, with a passer rating of 101.1.

The second-year quarterback is essentially still a rookie at this pace, and Hurts is on a historic pace after his first eight starts.

Hurts near perfect against Chiefs

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Oct 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) looks for a receiver under pressure form Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann (56) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Hurts put up almost 400 passing yards against the Chiefs without tossing a turnover.

Donovan McNabb accomplished the feat twice, along with Michael Vick.

Historic pace through 8 games

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Oct 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Most total yards through first 8 QB starts in NFL history:

1) Cam Newton 2603

2) Jalen Hurts: 2584

3) Justin Herbert: 2414

4) Patrick Mahomes: 2312

Over that time period, Hurts has accounted for 12 total touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 2,086 Pass Yds and 498 Rush Yds.

Hurts and Kurt Warner

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Sep 19, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) calls a play against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Per Reuben Frank, Hurts’s 2,086 passing yards with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions puts him among only nine QBs with 2,086 yards and 12 TDs in his first eight starts, and along with Kurt Warner, as one of only two with five or fewer INTs.

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