Jalen Hurts Makes Strong Statement When Asked About Contract Extension

David Kaestle
Jalen Hurts gives mature and humble response about his contract extension.
Jalen Hurts gives mature and humble response about his contract extension. / Associated Press

Jalen Hurts is coming off of a career year, one that saw him put up both amazing personal statistics and lead the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl. Next season will mark the final year of Hurts' original four-year, $6 million rookie contract.

Jalen Hurts Contract Extension

That means it's extension talk time, but when asked about it recently, Hurts showed off the attitude and selflessness that made him such a beloved teammate and player.

"I care about winning championships... there will be a day where that conversation can be had, but today is not that day."

Jalen Hurts

That is the ultimate team-first attitude, but Hurts isn't dumb and he knows the Eagles have had him at an absolute bargain price so far. Hurts may have signaled that time for contract negotiations was down the line, and he may not have given an exact time frame, but rest assured, he meant this offseason.

According to Spotrac, Hurts projects annual contract value is over $44 million, which, is quite the raise over the $4.3 million he's set to earn next year.

Coming off a campaign like Hurts' and going into the final year of his deal, a contract extension is more than deserved. It would be a huge stain on this season if the end result was a Super Bowl loss and an ugly contract dispute with the guy who got you there.

We could see a number of high-profile QBs sign extensions or new deals this offseason, and Hurts should absolutely expect to be one of them. For now, though, he's still trying to absorb a tough loss and that's the right thing to do.

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