Nick Sirianni Pays Jalen Hurts The Ultimate Compliment

Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts

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Despite now being the highest-paid player in the entire history of the National Football League, Philadelphia Eagles franchise quarterback Jalen Hurts still has the mentality that got him to this point.

Speaking at a press conference earlier this week, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni paid Hurts perhaps the ultimate compliment that a football coach can give when he said that the 24-year-old signal-caller is the most coachable player he’s ever been around.

“Jalen may be the most coachable person I’ve ever been around in my life,” Sirianni said at his press conference earlier this week.

“And he’s just always looking to get better. Now, that’s our job as coaches to make sure we’re feeding him good information. He’s so coachable and he just keeps getting better, and he keeps getting better, and he keeps getting better. And so I do, I see another jump in everything that he’s done — with the accuracy, with the decision-making… I do see his development continuing.”

Heading into the 2023 season, the bookmakers are certainly expecting Hurts and the Eagles to — at the very least — be as good as they were last year, as they’re currently the betting favorites to win the NFC and the second favorites to win the Super Bowl behind the Kansas City Chiefs, who bested them in the big game last year.

Hurts will also certainly take a jump to the next level as he’s not only entering his fourth season in the league, but he’ll also be going into his second year with Pro Bowl wide receiver AJ Brown, which means the pair will surely have more chemistry and therefore be more potent than they were last year.

In addition to the Eagles, the bookies are also expecting the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys to be the division’s contenders to win the Super Bowl.