The MVP Frontrunner is Injured
The Philadephia Eagles are 13-1 and only need one more win to clinch a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The only problem is they may be doing it without the MVP frontrunner. During the Eagles' matchup against the Bears, quarterback Jalen Hurts sprained his shoulder.
The former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback was drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft. Most Eagles fans booed the selection and thought that the pick was a waste. Luckily for Hurts, Wentz struggled and opened up the chance for Hurts to gain the starting job.
The 2021 season was the first year starting and he did not disappoint. Hurts led the Eagles to the playoffs and facilitated the number-one rushing offense in the league. After losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, many Eagles fans still have doubts about Hurts throwing the ball and not being clutch.
The 2022 season was be a make-or-break year for Hurts. If he did not improve then he would be discarded by Philadelphia and thrown aside. Hurts took all the criticism and silenced all the naysayers this year. After adding Pro Bowl wide receiver AJ Brown in the offseason, Hurts has thrown for 3,472 yards, rushed for 747 yards, becoming the MVP frontrunner, and has led the Eagles to a 13-1 start.
According to Nicole Lynn, who is Hurts' agent, and the Eagles organization, his shoulder is not season-ending but he may miss a few games. The status of the MVP frontrunner right now is questionable, and even if Hurts does not play they have Gardner Minshew who is a serviceable backup.
This week the Philadelphia Eagles go on the road to play their bitter rival, the Dallas Cowboys, on Christmas Eve at 3:25 pm C.T. on Fox.