Jalen Hurts motivated by Eagles’ Super Bowl 2023 heartbreak

He led the sport in passing yards and his crew in speeding yards and scored extra touchdowns than anybody else.

Jalen Hurts carried the Eagles — and the remainder of town of Philadelphia — to every part Sunday however the one factor that basically mattered: a victory in Super Bowl LVII.

Afterward, he continued to shine.

“The beautiful part is we experience different agony in life,” Hurts stated following the Eagles’ 38-35, last-second loss to Kansas City. “We decide how we want to move forward … My only direction is to rise.”

Hurts tied a Super Bowl document with three speeding touchdowns and completed 27 for 38 for 304 yards and one other rating. His effort on the bottom included a two-point conversion that tied the rating 35-35 with 5:15 left.

He capped simply his second NFL season as a full-time starter with a efficiency that matched — and at occasions bettered — that of Patrick Mahomes, who was named the sport’s Most worthy participant.

“Jalen played the best game I’ve seen him play in the two years we’ve been together,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni stated. “He was outstanding. I thought he was in complete control … made some unbelievable throws, some unbelievable reads.”

Hurts additionally made essentially the most obtrusive error, the ball squirting from his grasp early within the second quarter and ending up within the arms of Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton, who returned it 36 yards for a landing.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts evades Kansas City Chiefs defensive finish Mike Danna in the course of the first half Sunday.

(Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

That was the one turnover Sunday, the miscue proving huge on a day when Philadelphia opened a double-digit halftime lead — 24-14 — however couldn’t fully seize a sport it dominated for stretches.

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“This is tough,” Hurts stated. “There’s so much to learn from. I always hold myself to a very high standard. … You either win or you learn. It’s a very tough feeling to come up short.”

Hurts had a 45-yard completion to A.J. Brown and a second 45-yarder to DeVonta Smith. And this was a quarterback enjoying with a sore throwing shoulder that price him two begins in December.

Hurts had a 28-yard rush within the second quarter only a few minutes after he had a 14-yarder. Of the Eagles’ 10 longest performs, eight have been Hurts passes and two have been Hurts runs.

“I thought he played a hell of a game,” middle Jason Kelce stated. “I’m really happy with the way Jalen played.”

But all of it nonetheless wasn’t sufficient regardless of the Eagles, at one level, having the Chiefs on the run, besides crucial of the Chiefs. Mahomes couldn’t run late within the first half. He was limping too badly.

While being tackled by linebacker T.J. Edwards within the ultimate two minutes of the second quarter, Mahomes re-injured his high-ankle sprain. Suddenly a sport already tilting Philadelphia’s approach appeared near tumbling over.

Instead, the other occurred. The Eagles have been unable to cease Kansas City’s offense as Mahomes directed landing drives on three consecutive possessions to open the second half.

One of these “drives” lasted simply three performs and lined however 5 yards due to a 65-yard punt return by Kadarius Toney, one other killer Philadelphia breakdown.

The Chiefs’ fourth and ultimate collection after halftime ended with Harrison Butker’s game-winning, 27-yard discipline objective with eight seconds remaining.

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“We had to make a play, especially on defense,” finish Brandon Graham stated. “We’re all together in this. But it is a tough feeling that we couldn’t get off the field for the offense. The offense put us in position.”

The Eagles’ touted move rush did not sack Mahomes even as soon as. Philadelphia completed with simply 5 hits on the quarterback, in accordance the NFL’s official stats.

After being so productive in creating turnovers all 12 months, the Eagles got here up empty there too.

“A good game plan, a lot of chipping, stuff like that,” linebacker Haason Reddick stated of the dearth of stress on Mahomes. “They got the ball out quick. Game plan worked well. Credit to them.”

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts scores a touchdown.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts scores a landing within the second half in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

(Marcio J. Sanchez / Associated Press)

Butker’s ultimate kick additionally was arrange by a Philadelphia defensive error, cornerback James Bradberry known as for holding on extensive receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

The penalty transformed third and eight and robbed Hurts of the mandatory time to mount a possible ultimate drive.

Afterward, Bradberry admitted that he tugged Smith-Schuster’s jersey and stated he knew he had dedicated an infraction.

“I know it always appears to be that it’s one call that makes the difference,” Sirianni stated. “That’s not what it is.

“There’s so many plays that contribute to the end result of the game. Today, they were better than we were.”