Jalen Hurts just pulled off a first in Super Bowl history…before halftime

If you’re a bettor and you had Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts winning MVP, you’ve got to be feeling really great after the first half. In fact, you were probably feeling really good even before the first half was over. Hurts was so hot in the first half, even his fumbles were going for TDs.

In all seriousness, the first half of Super Bowl LVII was the Jalen Hurts show. It’s fascinating to take a moment to really soak in the fact that just a handful of years ago, Hurts was benched at halftime of the National Championship game for the then-freshman Tua Tagovailoa. Now, he’s dominating the first half of the Super Bowl, in historic fashion.

Jalen Hurts makes history in first-ever Super Bowl appearance

Hurts became the first-ever to record two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown in a Super Bowl, and it’s not even the end of the first half. There’s no doubt that Patrick Mahomes is a worthy MVP candidate, but Jalen Hurts was also a worthy candidate all throughout the year.

It’s just so impressive to see how far he’s come from his early days at Alabama when a lot of people thought if he ever made it to the NFL, he would have to switch positions. Now, he’s one of the most dynamic athletes in the league and proving himself worthy of a mega contract.

On that topic…

The going rate for top NFL quarterbacks as of the 2023 NFL offseason is going to be upwards of $50 million plus. This little addition to Hurts’ body of work is certainly going to help him in those negotiations as well.

The Eagles have struck gold with Hurts, who is a testament to hard work and perseverance. He stuck it out for a year at Alabama after being benched. He then transferred to Oklahoma to play for Lincoln Riley for a season and blossomed into a legitimate NFL prospect. Now, he’s made league history in just his first Super Bowl appearance.

Let’s see what the second half brings.