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Jalen Hurts Makes Our Jobs Easier – Lane Johnson

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts ‘gets into the minds’ of defenses, according to right tackle Lane Johnson.

Jalen Hurts established himself as an elite, dual-threat quarterback and a franchise leader in 2022. He earned his first Pro Bowl selection on the way to career bests in passing yards (3,701) and passing touchdowns (22).

As well as that, Jalen Hurts had 760 yards rushing and 13 rushing touchdowns in 2022. His rushing touchdowns were second in the league last year and second all-time for quarterbacks.


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Hurts is the first player in the Super Bowl era to rank in the top five in rushing touchdowns as well as passer rating. As well as that, he’s the first quarterback to post double-digit rushing scores and a plus-100 rating.

In addition to his ability, Lane Johnson says Hurts is a capable leader for the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I just think his maturity for his age is exceptional,” said Johnson.

“Man, he does a good job with getting our guys fired up. Really, when he speaks, a lot of substance is in it. Yeah, man, I just continue to see him climbing and climbing.”


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“He’s a unique player,” Johnson said. “I’ve had the ability to play with some mobile quarterbacks, from (Michael) Vick, you know Carson (Wentz) was able to do some things with his legs, and Jalen. Just having that guy that really gets into the minds of the defense. Gets into the linebacker’s head, it affects coverages. It really changes a lot of the things for the game. And so, I feel like for offensive linemen, it does make it easier. It makes it really tough for defenders to be right.”

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