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Darius Slay on Jalen Hurts' success: 'We knew it was coming'

Darius Slay
Darius Slay

Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay waited a decade for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. The only obstacle keeping him from a championship is one of the game's best talents, a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

"That's what you sign up for, to go against the best. He will continue to play at a high level, but you know, this is what we look forward to. Our secondary is one of the best in the league as well. We are the best in the league, so looking forward to the challenge. They got a lot of special guys on that offense. We got a lot of special guys on defense," Slay said.

"He's a guy that is not scared to make the big play. Some quarterbacks like to be safe. He's not. He knows how to do it all. He knows how to be a one-play guy or he can drive the ball 15 plays and do whatever. That's what makes him so special."

Slay has been a first-hand witness to the development of Jalen Hurts, as both players arrived in Philadelphia in 2020. Hurts' rise to MVP finalist is not a surprise to Slay.

"We saw that wayyyy before camp, OTAs (this year). You saw him keep growing and being a leader. We've been ready for it. We knew it was coming. He played at a high level, practiced at a high level. He's a guy that asks a lot of questions. He's been doing this for a long time. He overcame all adversity. You could see all of the leadership going on," Slay said. "He's a good dude, a solid dude, an even better dude off the field. I'm happy for him. I'm thankful."

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