Jalen Hurts won his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award on Wednesday.
We suspect it won’t be his last.
The Eagles’ quarterback was honored after his outstanding performance in the 40-33 victory over the Packers on Sunday night.
He rushed for a career-high 157 yards — breaking the record by an Eagles quarterback set by Michael Vick in December, 2010. Hurts also completed 16-of-28 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles’ improved their NFL-best record to 10-1.
Hurts won the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September. He might win more of those, too.
Hurts has taken on more of a consultant’s role with the offense — taking suggestions to the coaching staff on what he’s seeing and what might work.
- “It’s been great — any time you’re playing at a high level like he’s doing right now and he’s seeing things really well on the field,” offensive coordinator Shane Steichen said.
- “All those guys, the receivers, Jalen. I mean, when they see something that we can take advantage of because they’re the ones out there doing it, obviously we want to take those into consideration every time and then we go from there.”
The Eagles have been honored seven times this season — Hurts’ weekly and monthly awards, plus these:
- Week One: Zech McPhearson, Special Teams
- Week Two: Darius Slay, Defensive Player
- Week Three: Brandon Graham, Defensive Player
- Week Four: Haason Reddick, Defensive Player
- Week Five: Cameron Dicker, Special Teams