Chris Simms is really not a fan of Jalen Hurts as a quarterback and it’s not hard to see who he is cheering for in this upcoming Super Bowl.
The NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk analyst got on Eagles fans’ bad side earlier this season when he said that Hurts doesn’t deserve to be in the MVP conversation. He said, “If you put [Eagles backup quarterback] Gardner Minshew [in for] the Eagles, they’d still be really damn good,” said Simms. “There’s just no way he’s more valuable to his team than [Patrick] Mahomes, [Joe] Burrow, or [Josh] Allen. Those teams are not the same teams if they don’t have them at quarterback.”
Hurts was injured around that time and would go 0-2 without him after starting the year 13-1. That pretty much proved Simms theory wrong. Did it stop him? Nope.
Hurts returned and led the Eagles through the NFC playoffs en route to Super Bowl LVII and now has the chance to go 17-1 and win a Super Bowl in the same season.
During Super Bowl week, Simms was back at it belittling Hurts as a QB.
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“I understand the pocket passing is there, but you have to worry about so many other things to play Philadelphia,” Simms told NBC Sports’ John Clark. “Of course, Jalen Hurts is a big part of that and he capitalizes on all of that and I’m certainly not trying to take anyway from that. But, how would I put this? Playing quarterback for the Eagles right now is set up to be one of the easier QB jobs in the sport.”
Even if the Eagles defeat the Chiefs on Sunday, Simms will likely downplay his performance no matter what he does.
This may be his thing like Skip Bayless has his schtick with blasting LeBron James or Stephen A. Smith trolling the Dallas Cowboys.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.