Jalen Hurts has nothing left to show for extension

PHOENIX — Philadelphia Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie mentioned Monday that Jalen Hurts is “just what we’re looking for” when requested in regards to the prospects of initiating contract extension talks with the quarterback’s agent in some unspecified time in the future.

“I don’t think he has anything to prove [to be the long-term answer at quarterback],” Lurie informed ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on the Super Bowl’s opening night time. “He is an MVP-caliber quarterback, an incredible leader of the team on the field, off the field. He’s 24 years old, incredibly mature and, most importantly, driven to be even better. What we’re seeing today I think is just the beginning for Jalen. This guy will attack every weakness as he has since high school, since college. The future is bright and very exciting for all of us.”

Hurts, a second-round decide of the Eagles in 2020, has one yr left on his rookie deal and is now eligible for an extension.

Asked when dialogue with Hurts’ agent, Nicole Lynn, will begin, Lurie mentioned “certainly not this week,” with the staff centered on Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hurts is scheduled to make a base wage of $4.2 million subsequent season, per Spotrac. Recent contracts handed out to a gaggle of quarterbacks that features Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers averaged over $45 million per season.

“We’ll kind of handle that later on,” Hurts mentioned when requested about Lurie’s feedback. “Get there when we get there.”

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