Jalen Hurts Disrespect Has Officially Gone Too Far With Latest Chris Simms Comments

The former NFL QB turned NFL analyst once again threw a shot at Eagles QB Jalen Hurts.
Jan 15, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA;Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) warms up before a
Jan 15, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA;Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) warms up before a / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms has been one of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts’ biggest detractors over the past year and some change. 

Simms has had a few notable controversial hot takes about Hurts, which included him being ranked as the 25th-best quarterback ahead of the 2022 season and saying earlier in the 2023 season that teams should be “headhunting” the quarterback to stop the Eagles’ tush push.

The former NFL quarterback clarified those statements, but Simms once again found himself in the middle of the conversation during Super Bowl week in Las Vegas. Simms said that Hurts is the most overrated player in football but prefaced it by saying that he respected him.

It was another interesting comment by Simms, who was comparing Hurts to Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray. The NFL analyst also inferred in his commentary that Hurts is only as good as he is because he’s playing on an all-star team.

“That’s me, I know I’m wrong, I take a lot of crap about that comment. But he plays quarterback for a team that’s an all-star team, they have the best O-line in football, it’s not even close, Simms continued (h/t Pro Football Network). 

“I just think if you put some other quarterback in Philly, you put Kyler Murray in there, you’d say ‘Damn, Kyler’s amazing. Is he the MVP of football?’”

To say that Hurts is the most overrated player is disingenuous, especially when Simms had the young quarterback ranked seventh in his QB rankings heading into the 2023 season.

Now granted, it wasn’t a great season for Hurts or the Eagles as they struggled to replicate the success that they had in 2022. The former second-round pick completed 65.4% of his passes for 3,858 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions (career-high). The turnovers were Hurts’ biggest issue in the 2023 season, as he produced 20.

However, the 25-year-old quarterback still had 605 rushing yards and 15 scores on the ground in what was a down year for him. Furthermore, Eagles fans shouldn’t be surprised when Simms flip-flops again on Hurts, especially if he looks like the QB we saw in 2022.

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