Jalen Hurts Discussed What He Learned From Losing The Super Bowl

Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles

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The 2022 NFL season had barely concluded before the powers that be released odds on which NFL teams were favorites in the 2023 season. Kansas City has the best odds to repeat as Super Bowl champs, as they do every year, despite members of the Mahomes family somehow claiming KC is an underdog.

Jalen Hurts and the Eagles have the second-best Super Bowl odds of any NFC team. Philly is +1000 while the 49ers are +750. But being one of the favorites in 2023 hasn’t softened the blow of losing a Super Bowl just 3 days ago.

Jalen Hurts spoke with Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com about what he’s learned and is learning after the Super Bowl loss to Mahomes and the Chiefs. Hurts and the Eagles are set up for long-term success and it’ll be reassuring to Eagles fans to read what Jalen is learning.

Jalen Hurts On What He Learned From Super Bowl Loss

Jalen Hurts: “I think there is definitely a lot to learn from it. I have had the opportunity to watch it and I think I’m going to move forward with all of those experiences in mind and try to use those things to better myself and grow and help the guys around me and we’re going to definitely use that as an experience to take a step and move forward.”

“You have to look yourself in the mirror and assess it for what it is and do the things that need to be done to grow from it. I think that’s my mentality going on and I think that will be this whole entire team’s mentality moving forward.”

Those are all things you, as a fan, want to hear your team’s quarterback and leader saying after a tough loss. But Jalen Hurts went on to say more about this learning experience and what’s in store for the future.

Jalen Hurts: “I call them formative experiences. They are all teachable moments and you decide whether you want to learn from them or not. I really believe that and that is something that I control and that is something that every individual in this organization controls and how we want to respond from it and to it.”

“There is so much to be thankful for, so much to give gratitude towards. When you move forward, you move forward after times like this and I’ve experienced a number of things in seven years since my freshman year at Alabama, losing the National Championship there, you all know what it is.”

“I think when you try and reassess everything after the fact, you have to understand that it’s a complete clean slate and you’re starting from Step 1. When you start from Step 1, everyone has to be on the same page with that.”

You can watch Jalen’s comments on YouTube here. You’ll have to do that because the NFL blocks embedding so the video doesn’t show up on websites.