Jalen Hurts was drafted to serve as the long-term backup to Carson Wentz. By the end of his rookie season, Hurts was thrust into the starting lineup. In his second season, Hurts was a team captain and the full-time starter, leading the Eagles to the playoffs. We've all seen how Year 3 has gone for the MVP finalist.
On the other side of the ball, Fletcher Cox has witnessed Hurts' transformation from rookie to an All-Pro at the game's premier position. The captain says that the quarterback's approach makes his teammates "want to go out there and play harder for him."
"His approach, number one. The way he approaches things, the way he approaches the team when he's speaking. He's always the same Jalen every time you see him. He don't get too high. He don't get too low. I respect a guy like that," Cox said. "Even at times when things aren't going our way or his way, you never see him really frustrated. You never see him screaming at each other on the sideline or screaming at a teammate for messing something up or it didn't go the way he wanted it to go. When your quarterback is like that, you definitely want to go out there and play harder for him."