Jason Kelce has played a ton of football.
In fact, on Monday, he will be starting his 124th game against the Minnesota Vikings. So, he knows a thing or two about what good football looks like. And after the Philadelphia Eagles win over the Detroit Lions, Kelce had a few positive comments to say about young quarterback Jalen Hurts.
“I think if we don’t have Jalen Hurts in that game, they probably do beat us,” Kelce said. “Jalen’s faced a lot of criticism this offseason, really his whole career, and it’s going to continue. He’s still in his third year. He has a lot of football in him.
“This is the way the league works. It’s always coming after you, but if you look back at this week, we don’t win that game without Jalen Hurts.”
Kelce added: “The protection broke down early with blitzes and different looks that we either didn’t communicate well or pick up well,” he said. “His ability to go off beat and make something happen, it saved us; multiple third downs, multiple drives that we kept going because of the type of player he is.
“And he didn’t disappoint in the air. He was on target in all phases, and we needed him to be to win that game with how the rest of the team played. I couldn’t be more happy with the way Jalen played to start the season off.”
If Hurts is already drawing this much praise from his teammates, imagine what we all will hear if the Eagles keep winning with him under center.
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