Mahomes on Hurts: ‘If there were any doubters left, there shouldn’t be now’

On the biggest stage, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts shined the brightest. Against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII, the third-year quarterback threw for 304 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for 70 yards and three touchdowns. The 70 yards and three rushing touchdowns are records for a quarterback in Super Bowl play.

In addition, he converted on the game-tying two-point conversion, and when he stepped off the field for the final time in the fourth quarter, the game was tied at 35.

However, Super Bowl LVII MVP Patrick Mahomes would lead Kansas City on a game-winning drive, which ended with a 27-yard Harrison Butker field goal with eight seconds left as the Chiefs defeated the Eagles 38-35 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Hurts was great, but he had one blemish, a second-quarter fumble that Chiefs safety Nick Bolton returned 36 yards for a touchdown, but all in all, he was special.

According to Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni, this was Hurts’ best game as a pro.

“That was the best game I saw Jalen Hurts play,” Sirianni said. “It was awesome for the NFL to see the two best QBs in the league on the big stage.”

Hurts, despite the loss, is proud of his team.

“I think you want to cherish these moments,” he said. “You want to cherish these moments with the people that you come so far with. Your family, your loved ones, your teammates, your peers, everyone you do it with and do it for. I’m so proud of this team. I’m so proud of this team for everything we’ve been able to overcome. Obviously we had a big time goal at the end that we wanted to accomplish and we came up short.”

Mahomes was impressed by Hurts and believed the Eagles star silenced the doubters with this performance.

“If there were any doubters left, there shouldn’t be now,” Mahomes said. “I mean the way he stepped on this stage and ran, threw the ball, whatever it took for his team to win, I mean, that was a special performance that I don’t want it to get lost in the loss that they had.”

The 24-year-old Hurts most definitely silenced the doubters with this performance. However, he and the Eagles, who led 24-14 at halftime, will see this game as a missed opportunity.

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