philadelphia eagles quarterback jalen hurts he’s armed with a massive new five-year contract as he prepares to enter his fourth NFL season.
And while Hurts is set for life financially, the 2019 Heisman Trophy finalist continues to progress in his education.
Hurts received his master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma on Friday.
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Hurts played one year at Oklahoma after transferring from university of alabama after the 2018 college season. He played for the Crimson Tide for three years.
In his only season as the Sooners’ quarterback, Hurts passed for 3,851 yards and 32 touchdowns, adding 1,298 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns.
Hurts is coming off his best season as a professional, leading the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII, where Philadelphia fell to patrick mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
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In April, the Hurts and the Eagles agreed to a five-year, $255 million extension, which includes $179.3 million in guaranteed money.
“First of all, I want to thank God for everything. His grace, his fidelity, his favor in my life. He is deserving of every ounce of glory,» Hurts said at a news conference.
«I want to thank the eagles organization, and really thank you for this opportunity to not only lead this team, but to lead this city. And Philadelphia is a very special place and a place I want to be for a long time.»
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Only the ones from Cleveland Deshaun Watson, with a $230 million contract, and Arizona’s Kyler Murray, with a $189.5 million extension, got more in a single contract than the $51 million a season Hurts will receive.
«It’s an exciting time,» Hurts added. «But I think I set the precedent for what I want. I can’t help but keep first thing first in what I set out to do and what this organization sets out to do. To be the best version of myself, and that hasn’t changed. «.
Paulina Dedaj of Fox News contributed to this report