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Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts Strikes Deal With Jordan Brand

Michael Jordan proverbially has been reincarnated in the body of Jalen Hurts -- but it might be LeBron James, instead.

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The rising All-Pro Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Hurts not only earned a massive new contract, worth $51 million per year in new money with the Eagles over the summer, but he has now signed with the Jordan Brand, according to NBC Sports.

He’s the third NFL quarterback to sign the Jordan deal in 2022, joining Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Bryce Young and Dallas’ Dak Prescott.

Right now, the terms haven’t been disclosed, though some shoe deals pay out plenty of money. But some have limited value, comprising mainly plenty of free gear, according to Boardroom.

Hurts’ contract is likely more on the lucrative side of the spectrum, which means that many view Hurts as one of the great quarterbacks in the NFL thanks to his skill set of throwing, processing defenses quickly, changing offensive schemes on the fly, leading a group of men, the city and scrambling away from haters.

“I share a lot of important qualities with the Jumpman: Dedication to goals, commitment to excellence and values, and an unwavering sense of self-belief. … I’m proud to be counted among the athletes who have represented Team Jordan,” Hurts said in a statement to Andscape.

There are other NFL players aside from quarterbacks who have the privilege to don the Jordan shoes, including Raiders’ Davante Adams, Saints’ Cam Jordan and 49ers’ Deebo Samuel.

Ironically, the first NFL quarterback to strike a deal with the Jordan Brand was none other than former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Just two years before, Minnesota Vikings’ wideout Randy Moss became the first pro football player to sign with Jumpman. Moss is still the only player in football history to have his own Jordan signature shoe, according to Boardroom.

“On the field, Jalen’s commitment to excellence shines,” Jordan Brand president Sarah Mensah said to Andscape. “But perhaps even more impactful is what he personally embodies. Jalen understands the importance of believing in yourself and staying dedicated to your passions. He empowers all of us to help one another rise."

“That characteristic and commitment is one of the hallmarks of the Jordan Brand, and is what makes Jalen a perfect fit for our team.”

That characteristic and commitment led to Hurts posting 4,461 total yards and 35 total touchdowns in 2022. He also led the Eagles to the Super Bowl, a game Philly should have won if it weren’t for incompetent referees and the field being slick, which is a huge disadvantage for a team that relies on the pass rush on defense.

Still, 2023 will be a better result for the Eagles, and Hurts is already planning for it.


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