He philadelphia eagles made his commitment to quarterback Jalen Hurts known last week after signing him to a massive five-year, $255 million extension, but for Hurts, the focus is still on doing what he came close to achieving last season: a championship.
hurts, 24, He addressed reporters Monday for the first time since signing the lucrative deal, which includes $179.3 million in guaranteed money.
«First of all, I want to thank God for everything. His grace, his faithfulness, his favor in my life. He deserves every ounce of glory,» Hurts said as he began his remarks.
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«I want to thank the Eagles organization, and really thank them for this opportunity, not just to lead this team, but to lead this city. And Philadelphia is a very special place and a place I want to be for a long time.» »
A 2020 second-round pick out of Oklahoma, Hurts took over the starting job in 2021 under head coach Nick Sirianni and led the Eagles to the playoffs, where they ultimately lost to the Eagles. Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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The following season, he led the Eagles to a 14-3 regular season record, throwing for 3,701 yards and rushing for 760 yards while combining for 35 touchdowns, all culminating in a trip to the Super Bowl.
But despite coming up short, the organization issued a statement extending Hurts’ contract.
The fourth-year quarterback followed suit Monday, telling reporters: «Money is good, championships are better.»
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Only the ones from Cleveland Deshaun Watson, with a $230 million contract, and Arizona’s Kyler Murray, with a $189.5 million extension, got more in a single contract than the $51 million per season Hurts will receive.
«It’s an exciting time,» Hurts added. «But I think I set the precedent for what I want. I can’t help but keep first thing first in what I set out to do and what this organization sets out to do. To be the best version of myself and that hasn’t changed.» .
Associated Press contributed to this report.