- Jalen Hurts has never been weak, but that didn’t stop him from hitting the weight room.
- Impressive before/after photos show a significant muscle gain in his arms from 2021 to 2022.
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Small, skinny and scrawny are not words that can be used to describe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. The 23-year-old is none of those things, especially after he showed up to training camp looking absolutely jacked.
Hurts, who was a second round pick in 2020, took over as the primary start in Pennsylvania last fall. He was listed at 6-foot-1, 223 pounds on the Eagles’ roster in 2021. However, he might be even heavier in 2022.
In college, Hurts max squatted 600 pounds, which is downright insane.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) March 23, 2018
To make things even crazier, he did so for the first time at 16 years old. Hurts and his relationship with the weight room has long been established and he has always been much stronger than he might look.
“I squatted around 600 pounds as a 16-year-old.”
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 25, 2020
However, his lower body was always noticeably more strong than his upper body. And that isn’t to say that he had a week upper body. It just lacked in comparison.
Not anymore! Impressive before/after photos of Hurts at this time last year and last week show a significant amount of muscle gained— particularly in his arms.
The Size Difference Between Jalen Hurts in 2021 vs. 2022 OTA’s. 🤯💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/VtXC5tVn4g
— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) June 11, 2022
In Hurts’ first year as the full-time starter, he threw for 2,144 yards and 16 touchdowns in 15 games. Perhaps his new-found arm strength will help him boost those numbers.
Additionally, Hurts ran for 2784 yards and ten touchdowns. He was already tough to bring down, but this added upper body strength only makes him more difficult to tackle. He’s looking jacked!