Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert said last month that he thinks Jalen Hurts is a top-two quarterback in the NFL, “and he’s not two.” According to the NFL Top 100 list voted on by his peers, Hurts is the third-best player in the sport, trailing only Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson. What did Goedert — who has been one of Hurts’ biggest advocates — make of the ranking of his quarterback? “Obviously, getting the glory … getting MVP runner-up … all that stuff … those are accolades that are incredible,” Goedert said. “And I’m sure that he’s very thankful for them. But they don’t mean anything. He’s got one thing that he wants to win: He wants to win Super Bowls. He wants to be a great quarterback that way.”
/nfl/article278108477.html#storylink=cpyBefore he finished his answer, though, Goedert did make sure to remind the media that there’s no debate in his mind over who should have taken home the top spot. “I’m super happy for him. I think he should have been No. 1. I’m excited to continue to watch him grow and take another step this year, and have a really good year.” The reality is, it would be hard — even for Hurts — to be upset with his ranking. Mahomes is already one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, and is the reigning regular season and Super Bowl MVP. We can debate positional value,
but Jefferson’s career is on a Hall of Fame trajectory, given that he has 4,825 receiving yards in just three seasons. Among quarterbacks, Hurts topped Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills, Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals, Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers. In terms of non-quarterbacks that Hurts beat out, the list includes Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill and San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa. These are some of the elite names in the sport, many of whom will have gold jackets and a bust in Canton one day. That’s the story, that Hurts — in the eyes of his peers — had such an excellent 2022 season that he topped a who’s who of NFL stars. And if he does it again, maybe next year he’ll claim the top overall spot.
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