After tearing it up at the college ranks at both Alabama and Oklahoma, Jalen Hurts is getting ready to further prove himself as the starter of the Philadelphia Eagles.
During his rookie season in the NFL, Hurts took over the starting job after Carson Wentz was benched. He has since been traded to the Colts.
A second-round pick in 2020, Hurts was given a four-year deal worth $6.02 million with $1.94 million guaranteed by the Eagles.
In a video with GQ, Hurts shares how he spent his first $1 million.
“Philadelphia gear when I first got my money, probably a thousand [dollars],” Hurts said. “I got some jewelry – a few chains and a bracelet. I spent about $30,000 on fashion in my first year.”
Hurts said he also spent $60,000 from his rookie deal on various charities, $30,000 on his bills, and $70,000 on his sister’s tuition.
Hurts saved over $700,000 in his first season with the Eagles.
He also offered some advice to this year’s rookie class.
“Instead of buying a brand-new because of the depreciation as soon as it goes off the lot, you can buy a used car or lease a car. Instead of going out to eat all the time at these five-star restaurants, you can simply eat at home.”