Jalen Hurts Joins Elite Company with Record 50th TD Pass

Jalen Hurts Joins Elite Company with Record 50th TD Pass

Jalen Hurts Joins Elite Company with 50th TD Pass

Philadelphia Eagles' star quarterback, Jalen Hurts, reached a significant milestone in his career on Sunday during a matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. In his 50th game as a professional quarterback, Hurts notched his 50th career touchdown pass, securing his place in an exclusive club of NFL quarterbacks.

Jalen Hurts Touchdown LA Rams

Hurts' journey to this milestone has been nothing short of remarkable, and it's a testament to his dual-threat abilities. He becomes only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to achieve the impressive feat of recording 50 touchdown passes and 25 rushing scores within their first 50 games. The elite group includes Daunte Culpepper, Cam Newton, and Josh Allen.

As for Hurts' rushing prowess, he had long surpassed the 25-touchdown mark on the ground, reaching this milestone in Week 15 of the 2022 season during his 44th career game. This achievement was a result of a spectacular three-touchdown performance against the Chicago Bears.

While Hurts had an MVP-caliber season in 2022 and led the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII, the 2023 season seemed to start with some questioning whether he was off to a slow start. However, his recent performance suggests that he might be finding his stride once again.

Hurts reached the coveted 50-touchdown mark in style during the game against the Rams. Leading the Eagles on a methodical, 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, he showcased his versatility. Hurts accounted for 57 passing yards, completing 6 of 7 passes, and added 12 rushing yards to the mix. The drive culminated with a precise six-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dallas Goedert in the back of the endzone.

Furthermore, Hurts is coming off what can be described as his best performance of the young 2023 season. In Week 4 against the Washington Commanders, he demonstrated his ability to carry the team on his shoulders, leading them to a thrilling 34-31 overtime victory against their division rival. During this game, he surpassed the 300-yard passing mark with 319 yards and threw multiple touchdown passes (two) for the first time this season.

Jalen Hurts' journey to 50 touchdown passes and 25 rushing scores in his first 50 games is a testament to his exceptional talent and work ethic. While the Eagles may have had a shaky start to the 2023 season, Hurts' recent performances suggest that he's poised for an impressive year ahead. As he continues to make history and set new milestones, fans can look forward to witnessing his exciting journey in the NFL.

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