Tom Brady offered high praise to Jalen Hurts on his podcast Let’s Go! after the Philadelphia Eagles’ win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Hurts has taken a huge leap in 2022 and is impressing a lot of people around the league with his play. Brady was asked about Hurts’ 153 passing yards and 157 rushing yards on Sunday night’s win over the Green Bay Packers and this is what he had to say:
“I’ve never rushed for more than a hundred yards in a season, I don’t think. I mean, he did it for 150 yards in a game and made it look relatively easy, because I saw some of those highlights. And he just has a great skillset to be able to, you know, you gotta have so much spatial awareness too because when you run those guys are coming at you and they’re coming fast. And I think when you have his athleticism, but also he knows exactly when to get down, he knows exactly when to get out of bounds. He starts to run, he stops and he throws the ball. So his ability to make plays in the run game is very impressive. And 157 yards for anybody is incredible. And then to have the ability to pass the football like he does as well. That’s why that team is so successful.
“He’s playing at a very, very, very high level and they’re a tough team to stop. And even if you think you’ve got him stopped for a lot of the game, like the Colts had him a few weeks ago, it comes down to a drive at the end of the game and he’s got a little more energy left in the tank and he makes a game-winning run there at the end for a touchdown.”
Hurts has emerged as an MVP candidate and has the stats to back it up. He currently has 17 passing touchdowns and just three interceptions, adding 597 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. He is the major reason why the Eagles are 10-1.
For Brady, he has won three MVP awards himself and was second in voting last year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For comparison sakes, the 45-year-old has negative-six rushing yards through 11 games in 2022. Tom Brady has 3,051 passing yards for Tampa Bay, completing 66.2% of his passes and collecting 14 touchdowns and two interceptions this season. His team has struggled this year, limping to a 5-6 record after Sunday’s 23-17 overtime loss against the Cleveland Browns.
Luckily for the Bucs, the rest of the NFC South is even worse. The Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, and New Orleans Saints are all under .500.
If things go according to plan, we just might see Philadelphia hosting Tampa Bay and Brady in a playoff game. The Bucs eliminated the Eagles in the Wild Card round at home last season.