Dual-threat quarterbacks haven't often led their team to the Super Bowl. However, Jalen Hurts doesn't see himself representing dual-threat quarterbacks when he leads the Philadelphia Eagles into Super Bowl LVII against the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I think every guy has a unique way of what they do," Hurts said during a recent press conference with Philadelphia Eagles. "You're not going to turn on the TV and see everybody playing the game the same way. I don't necessarily take pride in playing the game a certain way. I just take pride in being who I am. Everybody does it different. Everybody has something different that makes them special and great. You just try to go out there and play the game to win."
Hurts led the Eagles to a bunch of wins this season. He's done it through the air and on the ground, which is the definition of a dual threat. During the regular season, Hurts threw for 3,701 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. He rushed for 760 yards and 13 touchdowns. During two playoff wins, he threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Overall, he's contributed 15 rushing touchdowns to the team's NFL record 39 rushing touchdowns in a season.
On Sunday, Hurts and Patrick Mahomes will be part of NFL history when they become the first black quarterbacks to start in the same Super Bowl. Hurts said he didn't think about it "until everybody else started talking about it."
"I think it's worthy of being noted," Hurts said. 'It's come a long way. I think there have only been seven African-American quarterbacks to play in the Super Bowl. To be the first for something is pretty cool. I think it will be a good one. It's history, and it's always cool being part of history."
For Hurts, simply working his way into the Super Bowl is part of the checklist he drew up as a youngster in Texas.
"I don't know, I always wanted to be the best," Hurts said. "Super Bowl is on the list to be the best, so that kind of fell in line."
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