Patrick Mahomes won’t let Jalen Hurts’ ascension go unnoticed

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes believes Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles silenced his critics for his epic Super Bowl 57 performance.

Super Bowl 57 is in the books, and the Kansas City Chiefs have possession of the Lombardi Trophy. They were able to overcome having the football for eight minutes in the first half to pick up the 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. While Patrick Mahomes took home MVP honors for the game, Jalen Hurts stole the show with an incredible performance.

Hurts has dealt with criticism since entering the NFL as a 2020 second-round draft pick by the Eagles. Even entering Super Bowl 57, there was criticism directed at Hurts. When the game went final, Mahomes said that he hopes all of the critical comments of Hurts can finally be put to rest.

"“If there were any doubters left there shouldn’t be now,” Mahomes said, h/t ProFootballTalk. “The way he stepped on this stage, and ran, threw the ball, whatever it took for his team to win. I mean, that was a special performance. I don’t want it to get lost in the loss that they had. I mean, even whenever we got all the momentum in that game, and we went up eight points in the fourth quarter, for him to respond and move his team down the football field and run in himself in a two-point conversion, it was a special performance by him and I mean, you make sure you appreciate that when you look back on this game.”"

Patrick Mahomes hopes doubts surrounding Jalen Hurts are gone

Regardless of the end result, Hurts had a legitimate case to be named Super Bowl 57 MVP. He reached the Super Bowl record books, recording the most rushing yards by a quarterback with 70, most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with three, and tied the overall rushing touchdown record alongside former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis.

While he made an impact in the running game, he also did so through the air. On 38 pass attempts, Hurts threw 27 completions for 304 yards and a touchdown. That touchdown pass was an incredible 42-yard pass to wide receiver A.J. Brown in the end zone.

Hurts may not have walked away with the Lombardi Trophy, but he showed that the stage is not too big for him. What he did show is that with him starting under center, the Eagles have a shot to contend for the Super Bowl.

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