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Eagles’ Jalen Hurts declines to address potential contract extension

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) drops back to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Feb. 12, 2023.

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts isn’t interested in talking about dollars and cents just yet.

Hurts was asked about the possibility of signing a long-term contract extension this offseason on Tuesday, two days removed from the Eagles dropping a 38-35 decision to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.

“The thing that I’m most focused on is winning,” Hurts said. “The only thing I care about is winning, and ultimately winning championships. So, there will be a day where the conversation can be had, but today isn’t that day.”

NFL Network reported prior to the Super Bowl that the Eagles were prepared to open contract negotiations with Hurts.

Hurts, 24, is slated to make approximately $4.3 million during the final season of his rookie contract in 2023.

Every NFL team passed on Hurts at least once in the 2020 NFL Draft, which featured three quarterbacks among the top six selections — Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals), Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins) and Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers). The Green Bay Packers drafted Jordan Love 26th, 27 picks before Hurts was selected by the Eagles.

When the Eagles drafted Hurts, it was on the heels of signing former first-round pick Carson Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension. In 2021, general manager Howie Roseman made the call to move on from Wentz, trading him to the Indianapolis Colts to clear a path for Hurts.

Hurts completed 66.5 percent of his passes for 3,701 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions in 15 games this season. He also rushed for 760 yards and 13 touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

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