Jalen Hurts entered training camp with one thing on his mind — to get better.
However, that process, for Hurts, started during the offseason and off the field. On Tuesday, Hurts said he’s cut out sugary drinks and unhealthy eating and is reportedly feeling “cleaner” and comfortable.
“Enough is never enough for me,” Hurts said after practice on Tuesday. “It’s about taking steps forward every day. I am not lighter, I am the same weight, but it [eating clean] makes me feel cleaner. I changed the things I put in my body. It’s really helped, as far as my conditioning. It’s been very beneficial.”
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Jalen Hurts may hurt the NFL
In an offseason that saw the Philadelphia Eagles add A.J. Brown, Hurts isn’t taking his commitment to improvement lightly.
“[The team is] Taking it day by day,” Hurts said. “We are coming out here and trying to get better every day. I’m just trying to make things go.”
The Eagles displayed the necessary trust in him, and he is returning the favor through his off-field commitment to staying in shape.
With his commitment to eating clean and new star teammate in Brown, Hurts stands poised to be a difference maker in the Eagles’ offense for the second season in a row.
“Getting better is all in the details,” Hurts said. “The details are refined and tuned up in time. From year one to year two, you begin to fine-tune the details even more. And it will be that way for years to come.
“There is a standard of where we want to be offensively.”
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