NFC Championship Game Set for Historic Showdown

David Kaestle
Brock Purdy and Jalen Hurts will make NFL history on Sunday.
Brock Purdy and Jalen Hurts will make NFL history on Sunday. / Associated Press

This year's NFC Championship game features two rosters loaded with talent and experience, but one place neither team has much experience is at the quarterback spot.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is in just his second full season as the team's starter, and only his third in the NFL overall. Brock Purdy, on the other hand, has even less exprience. Purdy is a rookie, a seventh-round pick, Mr. Irrelevant himself. Purdy has started just seven games this year, including the playoffs, and he's won all seven of them.

With this inexperience, it means both quarterbacks are young. In fact, they're so young that they will set an NFL record next Sunday when they play in the NFC Championship game.

Purdy and Hurts combined ages are 47 years and 208 days, which would make them the youngest combined aged quarterbacks ever to play against each other in a Conference Championship game.

Hurts was a college star at the University of Alabama, and then Oklahoma, while Purdy made his name at Iowa State, although he wasn't competing for national titles like Hurts was.

While Hurts might have the more seasoned NFL resume, Purdy's small sample size is pretty impressive, and going undefeated in seven starts is no small feat, no matter how good your team's defense is.

The Eagles are 2.5-point home favorites in the NFC Championship game against the 49ers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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