Keyshawn Johnson NOT READY to term Jalen Hurts as NFL’s second-best QB behind Patrick Mahomes despite him reaching the Super Bowl last season

Jalen Hurts is not ahead of QBs like Mahomes and Burrow, believes Johnson.


Keyshawn Johnson NOT READY to term Jalen Hurts as NFL’s second-best QB behind Patrick Mahomes despite him reaching the Super Bowl last season

Jalen Hurts and Keyshawn Johnson (Credits: Imago and CNN)


Former wide receiver turned football analyst Keyshawn Johnson holds the view that Jalen Hurts is not as favored as other quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Aaron Rodgers, and Josh Allen.

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Johnson’s statement startled other analysts who had placed Jalen Hurts as the second-best quarterback option for the upcoming NFL season, right after Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite Hurts’ impressive performance last season, which played a vital role in spearheading his team to the Super Bowl game, Johnson remains unimpressed and believes that there are several other quarterbacks superior to Hurts.

He ain’t 10, but he ain’t 2 either. You still got Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow and we haven’t talked about Lamar Jackson,” the former athlete said. 

However, he acknowledged that Hurts is among the top QBs in the NFL. Johnson’s viewpoint is that Hurts should be ranked below players like Mahomes, Jackson, Burrow, and Allen.

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Jalen Hurts was a strong contender for MVP last season, showing clear improvement in his game over the last couple of years. His passer rating went up from 77.6% in 2020 to 87.2% in 2021 and an impressive 101.6% in 2022. He improved his pass completion rate from 52% in 2021 to 66.5% last year, and his touchdown count matched his combined tally from 2020 and 2021. His interception rate of 1.3% in the last year was the fourth-best in the league.

This season, Jalen Hurts is anticipated to be among the top quarterbacks. The question remains whether he can secure the MVP award for this season.

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How is Jalen Hurts gearing up for the upcoming season? 

Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts (Image via Philadelphia Eagles)

Jalen Hurts holds the distinction of being the highest-paid player in the current NFL season, earning an impressive $51 million per year. The Philadelphia Eagles have notably secured one of the most substantial contracts with this player.

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With time, Hurt has improved his game a lot. In the preseason, Hurts was seen as one of the top-notch players. According to a report by the Voice, he completed 150 out of 215 passes. Had a completion rate of 69.8%, higher than what he achieved in the regular games last year. He had 18 touchdowns and three interceptions. 

The Philadelphia Eagles will begin their NFL journey on 10 September. 

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