WATCH: Eagles’ Jalen Hurts burns Cowboys with 81-yard touchdown pass

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Dec 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts took the starting job from a struggling Carson Wentz back in Week 14. The reigning Heisman finalist likely won’t ever give it up.

With rumors surrounding a potential Wentz departure from Philadelphia, Hurts is still attempting to keep his team in playoff contention against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL Week 17.

If the early stages of the game are any indication, Jalen Hurts has announced his presence on the broader NFL stage. Check this out.

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WATCH: Jalen Hurts burns Cowboys with 81-yard touchdown pass

Hurts threw that ball from his own nine-yard line all the way down to inside the Cowboys’ 40. It went right into the hands of injury-plagued receiver DeSean Jackson for an 81-yard touchdown. To put this into perspective, Jackson entered Week 16 having put up 155 yards all season.

Jalen Hurts is just a different cat under center. In fact, Wentz does not compare in any way to what we’ve seen from the rookie out of Oklahoma. Hurts entered Sunday’s action having put up five total touchdowns compared to zero interceptions in two starts. He started Sunday’s action completing 3-of-3 passes for 89 yards while netting another 22 on the ground in less than a quarter of action.

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Dec 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (20) during the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

It’s now seemingly shocking that Hurts fell to the Eagles with the 53rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Remember, they were questioned to no end for selecting the talented quarterback despite having the high-priced Wentz on their roster.

For the Eagles, Jalen Hurts presence has helped turn around a lost season under embattled head coach Doug Pederson. Despite boasting a 4-9-1 record, Philadelphia could earn the NFC East title with a win over the Cowboys on Sunday, a Washington loss to Carolina on Sunday and a victory over that very same WFT squad in Week 17.

Yeah, Jalen Hurts is turning into somewhat of a legend in the City of Brotherly Love right now.