The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the final four teams raining in this year’s NFL postseason.

They boast a league-best defensive unit. On offense, they are led by one of the best song quarterbacks in the sport. Jalen Hurts has transformed this team over the past two seasons and grown into a legitimate MVP candidate.

This weekend, he and the rest of the quarterbacks in the playoffs will make NFL history as a unit. 

The four
individuals expected to start under center
this week – Cincinnati’s JOE BURROW,
Philadelphia’s JALEN HURTS, Kansas City’s
PATRICK MAHOMES and San Francisco’s
BROCK PURDY – represent the youngest
group of conference championship
quarterbacks since conference championship
play began in 1970, averaging 25 years and
98 days old on Sunday.

Previously, the
youngest quartet was the 1996 conference
championships, when the four starters
averaged 25 years and 231 days.

This stat proves the youthful talent at QB throughout the NFL.

Most of the top players at QB are under thirty years old. In the NFC alone, Hurts and Purdy are two of the youngest players in their conference at the position.

The 49ers’ BROCK PURDY (23)
and the Eagles’ JALEN HURTS (24) will
become the first pair of starting
quarterbacks in a conference
championship game under age 25.

That hasn’t stopped them from helping their squads reaching their goals this season. Both teams are just one victory away from a Super Bowl appearance.

Their best football could still be ahead of them, too.

Purdy is just a rookie. He’s found great success this season, but there’s clearly room for improvement. In the 49ers’ system, that is absolutely possible in the near future.

For Hurts, he is a cornerstone for the Eagles. A contract extension probably isn’t too far away for one of the top young QBs in the league.

For now, both are focused on this weekend. They’ve already made NFL history and want to make some more.

Stats via NFL Communications
Featured Image via USA TODAY-Sports

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