Jalen Hurts Says Eagles' Super Bowl 57 Loss to Chiefs Will 'Motivate' Him

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 13, 2023

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 12: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks toward the line of scrimmage against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Eagles star Jalen Hurts is already turning his team's 38-35 Super Bowl LVII loss to the Kansas City Chiefs into motivational fuel for the seasons ahead.

"We lost," he told reporters after the game. "We came here to win. We came up short. It's something that I know will motivate me."

Hurts added, "You either win or you learn."

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"You either win or you learn."<br><br>Jalen Hurts reflects on the game and his performance in Super Bowl LVII. | <a href="https://twitter.com/Lundy_Law?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Lundy_Law</a> <a href="https://t.co/IXyYIwN259">pic.twitter.com/IXyYIwN259</a>


"You decide if you want to learn from it... I know what I'll do."<br><br>Perspective that we can all appreciate. πŸ’ͺ <a href="https://twitter.com/JalenHurts?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JalenHurts</a> <a href="https://t.co/QDKWNedh8L">pic.twitter.com/QDKWNedh8L</a>

Even in defeat, the game represented a stark contrast from how the Eagles' 2021 season ended.

Philly fell behind 31-0 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card Round, and Hurts' performance (23-of-43 for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions) created enough room to doubt whether he was truly the guy.

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote last April how "the jury is still out on whether Hurts can be Philadelphia's long-term answer at the position."

The 24-year-old proceeded to play at an MVP-type level in the regular season and ball out in the Super Bowl. He threw for 304 yards and one touchdown and was Philly's leading rusher with 70 yards and three scores on the ground.

Nobody is doubting Hurts anymore.

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"If there were any doubters left, there shouldnt be now..." <br><br>- Patrick Mahomes on Eagles QB Jalen Hurts performance during <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SuperBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SuperBowl</a> 57 <a href="https://t.co/lXfnzIAVzz">pic.twitter.com/lXfnzIAVzz</a>

Benjamin Solak @BenjaminSolak

100%. Hurts is an incredible young QB and the Eagles' future is so bright with him. Goedert/DeVonta/Brown are all secured as well. Steichen loss is scary but the Eagles offense will be great again next year. <a href="https://t.co/ESmDtaIX93">https://t.co/ESmDtaIX93</a>


"He's shown to be a special leader, a special player and I'm sure glad that he's our quarterback." πŸ™<a href="https://twitter.com/Eagles?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Eagles</a> head coach Nick Sirianni on the gutsy performance of <a href="https://twitter.com/JalenHurts?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JalenHurts</a> <a href="https://t.co/VfcM3qELp0">pic.twitter.com/VfcM3qELp0</a>

Tom Brady collecting seven career Super Bowl rings and Patrick Mahomes winning two titles by age 27 has somewhat warped the expectations of fans. It's not a given that the Eagles will be back here again within the next few years.

But there's no question the franchise is in good hands with Hurts at the helm.