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Jalen Hurts New Jersey Number Revealed

Max Staley
Jalen Hurts' new jersey number revealed.
Jalen Hurts' new jersey number revealed. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Entering the 2021 NFL season, things are going to be a lot different for Jalen Hurts than they were last year. After backing up Carson Wentz for the majority of his rookie campaign, Hurts is poised to be the team's full-time starter in 2021.

But that's not the only thing changing for Hurts this year. After wearing No. 2 as a rookie, the Oklahoma product is reportedly switching his jersey number to No. 1 for the upcoming season.

It's a fitting shift. He was the QB2 in Philadelphia last year, so the new number seems to acknowledge his new role.

Hurts was up and down as the starter in 2020, but he showed enough to get Eagles fans excited about the future. He averaged 282.3 passing yards and 79.3 rushing yards per game over his first three starts, throwing accounting for 6 total touchdowns to 2 interceptions in that span. That was a lot more than we saw from Wentz, who averaged 218.3 yards per game and tossed 16 TDs to 15 INTs.

Of course, Hurts did unravel in his final appearance, completing 7-of-20 attempts for 72 yards and an INT against the Washington Football Team before infamously getting benched.

But with a solid showing next season, Hurts could cement his status as Philadelphia's QB of the future. If he does, expect that new jersey to go flying off of the shelves.

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